Sunset Park Facilities – Salina KS

The Works Progress Administration’s National Youth Administration (WPA/NYA) hired youths to construct the stone shop building and 2 restrooms in Sunset Park in Salina Kansas. During the 1950s, the shop building doubled as a voting station. The shop building bears… read more

Texas Woman’s University – Denton TX

Multiple New Deal agencies, including the Public Works Administration (P.W.A.), Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), and National Youth Administration (N.Y.A.), were involved in dramatically developing and transforming what was then the Texas State College for Women (now Texas Woman’s University) in… read more

Town Improvements – Milford NH

The Annual Town Report for 1939 notes Works Progress Administration  & National Youth Administration activity in the town. Welfare Department 22. WPA allotments $1697.46 “Highway Agent When the special WPA appropriation was exhausted, this department purchased all tools, shovels, striking… read more

Town of Greenhills – Greenhills OH

“Greenhills, Ohio is one of only three ‘Greenbelt Towns’ built in the United States. The other two are Greenbelt, Maryland and Greendale, Wisconsin. The three towns had their start during the Depression Era. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created a program… read more

Union School (former) Improvements – Millbury MA

Improvements were made to the Millbury, Massachusetts’s old Union School (high school) building and grounds with the assistance of federal New Deal funds. The old high school is now the Mary Elizabeth McGrath Educational Center. The Civil Works Administration provided… read more

University of Houston: Landscaping and Improvements – Houston TX

The University of Houston’s old Industrial Building, now known as the Technology Annex, was constructed with the assistance of the Work Projects Administration, a New Deal agency. Houston, a history and guide: “Most of the heavily wooded campus was made… read more

University of New Mexico, Zimmerman Library – Albuquerque NM

  The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The Zimmerman Library website describes the history of the New Deal structure: “Library collections continued to grow and in 1936 UNM James Fulton… read more