• Ben West Municipal Building (former City Market) - Nashville TN
    The old Nashville City Market was constructed in 1936-1937 with funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA).  The chief contractor for the project was Foster & Creighton Construction Company. Project cost was "almost a half a million dollars" (Van West, 2000, p. 81). The building's design by Henry Hibbs is "Adamesque Revival Style" with a classical temple entrance and a dome just behind.  The walls are brick over reinforced concrete. The window frames and sashes are steel and the roof is copper.  The original interior had five-foot wainscoting of glazed tile and terrazzo flooring.  It included stalls, restaurants, and rest rooms.  The market's construction...
  • Central Florida State Farmers' Market and Abatoir - Ocala FL
    The Works progress Administration built the Central Florida State Farmers' Market and Abatoir in Ocala FL.
  • Essex Street Market (former) - New York NY
    New York's 15,000-square-foot Essex Street Market, located along the east side of Essex Street between Rivington and Delancey Streets, was constructed with the assistance of the Work Projects Administration (WPA). The market opened in 1940. It was "one of eight similar markets built by LaGuardia and financed in part by federal money from the WPA." (blogs.forward.com) After many years of vibrant activity, first with Jewish and Italian residents and vendors, and then with Puerto Ricans as neighborhood demographics shifted, the increasing popularity of supermarkets had reduced the number of vendors in the Essex Street Market from 475 to 59. In the...
  • Farmers' Market - Palmetto FL
    The Works Progress Administration built a farmers' market building in Palmetto, Manatee County FL. WPA work project no. 2301. The location and status of the structure is presently unknown to Living New Deal.
  • Florida State Farmers’ Market - Live Oaks FL
    The Works Progress Administration constructed a building that housed the Florida State Farmers’ Market in Live Oaks FL. The structure was completed circa 1938.
  • French Market - New Orleans LA
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided the funds for the restoration and expansion of the historic French market along the waterfront of the Vieux Carré of New Orleans.  Short and Brown's 1939 compilation of important PWA projects has the following to say: "Along the Mississippi River water front in New Orleans is located a group of buildings comprising the old French market, which is one of the largest public markets in the United States. One of the buildings was erected during the Spanish domination in the eighteenth century, and it has been an object of interest to tourists for the past...
  • Wauchula Farmers' State Market - Wauchula FL
    The Works Progress Administration built the Wauchula Farmers' State Market in Wauchula FL, Hardee County. WPA Work Project N0. 1090.