Municipal Improvements – Brentwood MD

According to an index of WPA projects in the national archives, the WPA did extensive work in Brentwood, including: installing water mains, constructing sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and paving and storm drainage. Records show the WPA also constructed a Law… read more

Munson Valley Historic District Projects – Crater Lake National Park OR

“Munson Valley Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 for its landscaping and eighteen of the buildings.  During the 1930’s and 1940’s, landscape architects Thomas Vint, Merel Sager, and Francis Lange oversaw the development… read more

Newton Senior Center (former Newtonville Library) – Newton MA

Newton, Massachusetts’s Senior Center was originally constructed as the Newtonville branch library. The building was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA contributed $50,040 of the project’s total $102,011 cost. The Town of Newton’s… read more

Relief Work – Waterville ME

In 1933, acting under the leadership of Mayor Thayer, the local C.W.A. administrator, various actions were taken to stabilize the finances of the town and reemploy as many people as possible. Reconstruction Finance Corporation Grant Received during 1933: $19,820.75 Among… read more

St. Augustine Civic Center – St. Augustine FL

“After withdrawing an application to the PWA, St. Augustine’s municipal officials initiated the St. Augustine Civic Center project through the CWA. … In 1935, residents and administrators celebrated the completion of the building under the FERA banner.” (NRHP Nomination) The… read more