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  • City Hall (former) - Easton PA
    Architect John Reilly designed plans to rebuild the Easton City Hall, March 7, 1933, following damage by fire in December 1932. City Council approved application to Civil Works Administration December 1933. Construction began in January 1934. Work on CWA funded projects was suspended in late February, but resumed on the city hall project April 3, 1934 when the men were called back to work. Work was temporarily halted, and again resumed in May when the city hall project was ordered to proceed at 100 percent capacity. By August, progress was reported behind schedule because only a small amount of funds...
  • City Hall (former) - Elmdale KS
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided the labor for the construction of the now-former city hall in Elmdale. As of 2023 the building appears to be abandoned. According to a historical marker, the city hall was built between 1936 and 1937 and funded jointly with the city of Elmdale providing $1,500 and the "Federal Government" providing the remaining $3,674.10 of the total cost of $5,174.10. "The building served the Elmdale area for more than just city administrative functions. A wide variety of social and community organizations used the building for meetings and activities. This included groups such as the Boy Scouts and...
  • City Hall (former) - Euclid OH
    Euclid, Ohio's historic former city hall building was constructed with the assistance of the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the 1930s. The building now houses the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum ('Polka Hall of Fame'). "Construction of the new city hall started in 1937 as a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to put Americans back to work. The new city hall was completed a year later and dedicated on June 8, 1938 by Mayor Sims. Stone used in its construction was taken from a quarry located in...
  • City Hall (former) - Fairbanks AK
    The city of Fairbanks built the City Hall with the help of a grant from the Public Works Administration. After a fire that destroyed several public buildings, the city requested PWA funds to replace an inadequate wood structure that housed the fire and police departments and city offices. “At the end of December 1934, the city purchased a portion of Lot 1 and all of Lot 2, Block 66 at the corner of Fifth and Cushman streets. Following a request for proposals, architect Henry Bittman of Seattle was selected in February 1935 to design the building. On May 23 Warwick Construction...
  • City Hall (Former) - Fort Worth TX
    The old Fort Worth City Hall (now used as the Public Safety and Courts Building) was constructed by the PWA in 1938: "Fort Worth, like many other communities, utilized federal relief funds to upgrade its civic infrastructure during the Depression. In the case of the 1938 City Hall, the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided approximately forty-five per cent of the $500,000 construction cost, and the balance was funded by a city bond issue...The 1893 Victorian city hall was demolished so that the site could be used for this building, and construction began in December 1937... The Classical or "PWA" Moderne building is...
  • City Hall (former) - Grand Island NE
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed the then-new city hall in Grand Island, Nebraska. The building was dedicated in a ceremony on June 14, 1940. The city hall has since relocated and the stately, Deco-detailed New Deal building now houses a mix of public and private operations.
  • City Hall (former) - Hamilton OH
    The Hamilton Municipal Building (city hall), now the Heritage Hall Museum, was constructed as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project. "This project included, in addition to the construction of the municipal building, the purchase of a site which was selected in the business district of the city, facing the Miami River. The building provides space for the city council, all of the offices for the departments of the city government, municipal courts, a jail, the police department with a rifle range for their use, and a unit of the fire department. The structure is fireproof throughout and its exterior walls are faced with...
  • City Hall (former) - Hampton VA
    In 1938 Hampton, Virginia's historic city hall building was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds.The PWA contributed $24,545 toward the project, whose final cost was $77,193. (PWA Docket No. VA 1074.). In 2006, the building was converted into Kingsway Apartments.
  • City Hall (former) - Hearne TX
    The Works Progress Administration built a new City Hall for Hearne in 1941. The former Hearne City Hall is located on the corner of 3rd and Cedar Streets. Built of native rock with white trim the building houses the city hall, fire station, and city council chamber. The council chamber was furnished with mahogany seats for those who wished to attend the meetings. The building was equipped with fluorescent lighting. This was the first building specifically built for a city hall since Hearne was incorporated in 1871. The contractor for the work was Lawrence Brady of Hearne. (The fire station bays have...
  • City Hall (former) - Lafayette LA
    This stunning art deco building replaced and modernized an older city hall building. It was constructed by the PWA in 1939. The building is now the Centre International de Lafayette.
  • City Hall (former) - Libby MT
    The Works Progress Administration built the Libby City Hall in the mid-1930s. Today the two-story brick building serves as the Police Department. The following excerpt is from "ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT PROPOSED PLAN OF MINING AND RECLAMATION TROY PROJECT - ASARCO INC." at Archive.org, page 285. It was written in 1978: "Libby City Police Department - The Libby City Police Department and jail are located in the Libby City Hall on Mineral Avenue. The Libby City Hall was built around 1930 as a WPA project and is of brick construction. The facility contains two cell areas. "  
  • City Hall (former) - Marion NC
    The historic former city hall in Marion, North Carolina was constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. It was "begun in August 1936 and completed in 1937, at a cost of $25,000.00."
  • City Hall (former) - Oxford MS
    "James T. Canizaro (1904-1982)... in 1938 designed a small modernist gem in the WPA-sponsored Oxford City Hall (p.107)...a structure that pushed even more courageously toward the brave new world of international modernism" (Hines, 1996, p.108). "Above two round modernist columns supporting the covered first floor entrance porch, the defining motif of the building was a long, thin band of contiguous ribbon windows, curving smartly at the corner in a quintessentially modernist gesture. To the right and on the axis of this key design element was an asymmetrically placed clock of chic modernist design" (Hines, p. 108). The structure was demolished in 1976.
  • City Hall (former) - Pleasant Grove UT
    The historic former Pleasant Grove City Hall at 35 S. Main St. was constructed as a New Deal project between 1938 and 1940. Living New Deal believes this to have been a Public Works Administration (PWA) project, PWA Docket No. UT W1079. The building is now privately owned.
  • City Hall (former) - Rawlins WY
    The Rawlins city hall was constructed by the Federal Works Agency (FWA) in 1940. The building is currently home to police department.
  • City Hall (former) - Spearfish SD
    Situated in the center of the 700 block of Main Street in downtown Spearfish, South Dakota, the Spearfish City Hall is set back from the street with two large fir trees covering most of the front facade. The City Hall is a massive, square, two-story stone masonry building. Rising from a concrete foundation, it has rubble limestone walls with coursed red sandstone pilasters dividing the front facade into five bays. The front and side walls extend into a parapet, which is stepped on the front and capped with cast concrete coping. A sloped, flat built-up roof covers the building. Windows...
  • City Hall (former) - Sylacauga AL
    The historic former City Hall in Sylacauga, Alabama was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Located at the southeast corner of W 3rd St. and Norton Ave., the building was constructed between February and July 1937. The PWA provided a $17,182 grant for the project, whose total cost was $47,176. PWA Docket No. AL W1065.
  • City Hall (former) - Tucumcari NM
    The W.P.A. constructed the former City Hall building, located at the northwest corner of East Center St. and South Adams St., in Tucumcari. The former city hall is adjacent to the current city hall, which located just to the west. The W.P.A. building later housed the police department and municipal court. However, as of 2018 the facility is vacant.
  • City Hall (former) - Yuba City CA
    In 1938, the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funds for the construction of a new city hall in Yuba City CA.  The building is single-story, stucco-covered with wood detailing, and a tile roof – a good example of the Mission Revival style popular in California between the wars. The building was sold after a new city hall was built in c. 2008.  The interior has been reworked for professional offices and -- It is still called "Old City Hall" and the inscription "City Hall" remains over the front entrance, but evidently a plaque by the door  has been removed.   
  • City Hall (former) Construction - Fitchburg MA
    Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) laborers constructed a vault for the protection of city documents at the former city hall in Fitchburg, Mass. The W.P.A. also tore out the old jail and renovated other aspects of the building. The location of the building is unknown to Living New Deal.
  • City Hall (former) Improvements - Bayonne NJ
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted miscellaneous improvements and repairs at Bayonne's old City Hall during the 1930s.  One project involved painting tens of thousands of square feet of interior walls and exterior trim; another included work on trim doors, closets, ventilators, and windows. Additionally, the WPA beautified the grounds, replacing the topsoil and grass and planting bushes; constructed a retaining wall along the northeast side of the building to prevent soil erosion; and constructed a stone 'turret' around the flagpole. Professional projects included municipal document and map indexing, numbering, and copying. Bayonne's old City Hall has since been demolished.
  • City Hall (former) Improvements - Tacoma WA
    A WPA press release from Dec. 1937 stated: "To provide employment for needy persons on relief rolls an allotment of $6,900 has been made ... for labor in cleaning and renovating public buildings in Tacoma, such as the city hall, library, and others... The work includes cleaning walls, woodwork, furniture and washing and repairing furnishings and drapes. This project employs mostly women and the funds will curry it until about June 1, 1938. Tacoma as sponsor is supplying materials needed with $740."
  • City Hall (former) Painting - Georgetown SC
    The federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted much work in and around Georgetown, South Carolina during the early years of the New Deal. The Georgetown Times wrote: "Started by the CWA and completed by the FERA, the paint job which was put on the old City Hall at the foot of Screven Street has rejuvenated the ancient landmark." The old City Hall, erected in 1843 on Front Street, is home to the Town Clock.
  • City Hall (Old Federal Building) - Sitka AK
    Sitka, Alaska's City Hall was originally constructed as the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. Constructed during the Great Depression, the concrete-construction federal building was completed to replace a wooden frame structure that had burned in 1936. The two-story building was designed in the prevailing Moderne style with simple Art Deco details and was constructed for $168,000. It has been used as Sitka's city hall since 1993.
  • City Hall (Old Library) - New Smyrna Beach FL
    New Smyrna Beach's city hall was originally built as the city's library. The building was constructed by federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor during the Great Depression.
  • City Hall (old Post Office) - Belmont NC
    The Treasury Department funded the construction of the Post Office in Belmont, NC. The structure was built in 1939 and today serves as the city hall. A mural titled "Mayor Chronicle's South Fork Boys" was painted by Peter DeAnna in 1940 for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. In 1973, the building use changed and the facility became the Belmont City Hall. The structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
  • City Hall (Old Post Office) - Commerce GA
    The historic City Hall building in Commerce, Georgia was constructed with federal funds as the community's post office ca. 1936. The building housed an example of New Deal artwork, which has since been relocated.
  • City Hall (Old Post Office) - Jesup GA
    Constructed by the Treasury in 1936 as the Jesup post office. It now houses the Jesup City Hall.
  • City Hall (Old Post Office) - Reidsville NC
    The historic post office building in Reidsville was built with federal Treasury Department funds in 1936. The building now serves as Reidsville's city hall.
  • City Hall (Old Post Office) - Snohomish WA
    The historic Snohomish City Hall, originally constructed as the community's post office, was constructed during with federal Treasury Department funds during the Great Depression.
  • City Hall (Old Post Office) - Tillamook OR
    Tillamook City Hall was originally constructed as Tillamook's post office. The building was completed in 1942 and houses a New Deal mural inside. The site for the new federal post office, located across from the Tillamook County Courthouse, was acquired in 1940. As such, it contributed to a civic center within the community. The State Historic Preservation Office's evaluation of the building and its significance describes it in the following way: "It represents the federal presence in the community and was the community's first federally constructed post office. The building is of standardized design, typical of the era. The design exhibits the...
  • City Hall (Old Post Office) - Wheatland WY
    The historic former post office building in Wheatland, Wyoming was completed in 1936 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building now serves as Wheatland's City Hall.
  • City Hall (Old Post Office) - Worland WY
    The historic former post office building in Worland, Wyoming was constructed in 1935 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building now serves as Worland's City Hall. An example of New Deal artwork created for the building has since been relocated to the downtown post office and federal building in Casper.
  • City Hall (Old Post Office) Reconstruction - Winnemucca NV
    The old Winnemucca Post Office was built by the Treasury Department in the 1910s, when William McAdoo was Secretary of the Treasury. Curiously, the date and other information has been erased from the bottom of the cornerstone.  The building was reconstructed and expanded in 1940 by the Federal Works Agency (responsibility for federal buildings had been transferred from the Treasury Department in 1939). Judging from photographs on display in the New Post Office, the building was gutted and the interior entirely rebuilt. Some of the 1940 interior, with its Art Deco curves and glass-block wall, appears to have survived the subsequent conversion...
  • City Hall (Old Treatment Plant) - Little Falls MN
    "This Art Deco-style building smack-dab in the middle of the state was originally a Water Treatment Facility built in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration. When a new water treatment facility was built across the street in the 1970’s, the structure was converted to the City Hall building."
  • City Hall & Fire Station - Kearney NE
    Kearney made an application for funding for a city hall in 1935, however the bond issue failed and the Public Works Administration (PWA) money was never allocated at that time. In 1938, Kearney was given a grant from the PWA for the construction of a new city hall, however the project would once again have to undergo a bond issue election, which meant that a political campaign was quickly initiated by the proponents of the project. Petitions for the special election were submitted within two weeks of notification of the grant, signatures having been largely obtained by Kearney firemen who...
  • City Hall Addition - Oxford MS
    The original Romanesque/Queen Anne style post office and federal building was constructed 1883-1886. A rear wing was added in 1935 under the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury direction. At that time, the building was still a post office and federal building. The building is currently used as Oxford City Hall.
  • City Hall Addition - Santa Barbara CA
    Santa Barbara City Hall was constructed in 1924, after the Santa Barbara earthquake.  In 1938, the Public Works Administration (PWA) funded an addition to the city hall for $100,000.  Work began in late 1938 and continued into 1939.
  • City Hall and Auditorium - Brandon MN
    The Brandon Auditorium and City Hall was designed by F. Boes Pfeifer, built by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), and completed in 1936. The new Village Hall at Brandon was built by the WPA at a cost of $65,000. It has two stories and measures 116x44, a wing measure of 25x27. It has a concrete foundation and fieldstone exterior walls with cast stone trim. It also has reinforced concrete first floor slabs, steel beams and wood joists in second floor and roof. The basement accommodates the boiler and fuel rooms and locker rooms. The first floor has an auditorium, stage, lobby,...
  • City Hall and Auditorium - Karnes City TX
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Karnes City City Hall and Auditorium between 1938-1941. The one-story, brick building was designed in Art Deco Style typical of that era and WPA-built structures. The City Hall is at the front, and the auditorium is behind it, featuring an entrance flanked by columns. The City Hall entrance is covered with an awning above which is a "City Hall" hall sign built out of metal. The top plaque reads: Work Projects Administration 1938-1940. The bottom plaque reads: City Hall / Built 1941 / J.O. Faith, Mayor / S. G. Kendrick / H.W. Isensee / Commissioners / Alvin...
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