Youth employed by the National Youth Administration carried out rehabilitation work for Guayanilla’s public schools. Through its student work program, the National Youth Administration provided work opportunities and helped Puerto Rican youth graduate high school and college. “By the spring of… read more
Youth employed by the National Youth Administration carried out landscaping work for Ponce’s public schools. Through its student work program, the National Youth Administration provided work opportunities and helped Puerto Rican youth graduate high school and college. “By the spring… read more
In discussing recreational projects constructed by National Youth Administration labor in early 1937, Montana’s Big Timber Pioneer newspaper reported: “At Clyde Park the city officials sponsored a project which made it possible for the town to secure its first and… read more
Local African American youth in the African American community of Twin Groves built the main school building and a “shop” under the direction of local stonemason Silas Owens, Sr. The project was funded by the National Youth Administration with assistance… read more
This stone building on the edge of the Historic Brackenridge Golf Course in San Antonio, Texas is attributed the work of the National Youth Administration. The NYA completed many projects in the park. The registration form for the park’s nomination… read more
“The theater originally was constructed in 1930 and expanded and renovated in 1937 using Texas Centennial funding. The architect for the 1930 project was Harvey P. Smith, who was joined by George Willis and Charles T. Boelhauwe to design the… read more
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
The National Youth Administration (NYA) constructed a teacher’s home in Minter City between 1937-1939 as W. P. 5857 application #1102. The construction is documented photographically in the Series 2018 NYA scrapbook. Location of the building was determined from the map… read more
The teachers house at Clara Consolidated School was constructed 1938 by the National Youth Administration. It is extant on the school grounds, but current use is unknown.
The National Youth Administration built a combination teacher’s home and dormitory for the Lincoln County Training School for African Americans as W. P. 4306 in 1937-1938. Construction was supervised by John Quincy Martin and employed 20 boys for four months…. read more
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
The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and the National Youth Administration (NYA) were involved in the construction of the Tonkawa Park in Crawford TX. According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, “278 NYA youth contributed to building the park.” Excerpt from Waco History:… read more
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
“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
Twenty boys of the federal National Youth Administration (NYA) worked on the athletic field and in a machine shop at Trenton Central High School.
Ten boys of the federal National Youth Administration worked at the old Trenton Marine Terminal. The facility is now a mixed-use development.
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
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
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