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  • City Hall - Greybull WY
    The Works Progress Administration built the Greybull City Hall in Greybull, Big Horn County. The one-story brick facility is still in service today and retains much of its original architectural features.
  • City Hall - Gueydan LA
    Gueydan's city hall was constructed by the WPA in 1936.
  • City Hall - Houston TX
    "During the Depression, plans for constructing the City Hall were temporarily sidetracked. In 1933, however, the City applied for a federal Public Works Administration grant to help finance the construction of a new City Hall. Straw votes on building a new City Hall were taken in 1933, 1934 and 1935, In 1934 voters rejected a proposition to build the City Hall, but also voted that if one were to be built, it should be put on the Civic Center site rather than at Market Square. On August 8, 1937, the City Hall W.P.A. grant was approved... In October 1937 the...
  • City Hall - Kansas City MO
    "Kansas City has a well-studied plan for its civic center and the city hall block in area and consists of a rectangular base six stories high from which a tower rises to a height of 429 feet above the basement floor. The building is planned not only to meet the space requirements of the present city government but to meet increased future requirements based on the expected normal growth of the city. The construction is fireproof throughout and consists of steel framing adequately wind-braced and encased in concrete. The exterior walls are carried on spandrel beams and are faced with limestone. The...
  • City Hall - Lake Elsinore CA
    The older part of the Lake Elsinore CA City Hall is a New Deal structure.   It was undoubtedly paid for by the Public Works Administration (PWA), but this needs to be verified. A more recent addition to the city hall has been added on one side of the original building.
  • City Hall - Laramie WY
    Laramie, Wyoming's city hall was constructed with the aid of the federal Public Works Administration (PWA) during the Great Depression. The PWA contributed a $64,575 grant toward the $130,752 total final cost of the project. Construction occurred between December 1938 and November 1939 (although the date over the entrance says 1938). The handsome building was built in Art Deco/Moderne style, popular at the time, and is distinctive in its use of yellow bricks.  It has an elegant entrance and detailing in white stone (marble?).  It has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is still in use today...
  • City Hall - Lindsay CA
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of this magnificent city hall in Lindsay CA in 1936.  The building style is Mission Revival, designed by local architect Fred L. Schwartz. It has been little altered and stands today as a reminder of the elegance of so many mid-20th century civic buildings. "The new city hall in Lindsay is a U-shaped structure with over-all dimensions of 158 by 65 feet. The wing on the left is used as a hall for public meetings and for sessions of the court. The wing on the right contains rooms for the chamber of commerce and...
  • City Hall - Lowellville OH
    Constructed by the WPA circa 1936.
  • City Hall - Medford MA
    "The building is T-shaped in plan and three stories in height, and its over-all dimensions are 180 by 131 feet. It is fireproof throughout, the exterior walls being of water-struck brick and limestone. The project was completed in September 1937 at a cost of approximately $450,000."
  • City Hall - Melrose NM
    Constructed by the WPA in 1938-39, the Melrose City Hall is made of locally quarried sandstone. The ashlar stone is laid in regular courses with triangular and random pieces inserted into the pattern to add interest. The corners of the building are finished with stone quoins. The windows are crowned with voissoirs and a keystone. Low stone walls define the south and west sides of the property. The community applied for the project on July 11, 1938, requesting $20,318.18. It was built as a combination city hall and jail. The WPA financed similar consolidated town hall plans throughout New Mexico, including...
  • City Hall - Mill Valley CA
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided matching funds for the construction of a new City Hall for Mill Valley in 1935-36. The city had already decided to replace an older city hall built on the same site in 1908 and had raised $30,000 through a bond issue in 1935. The new City Hall housed city offices and council chambers, as well as the fire station and city police. The building was designed by architects D.E. Jaekle and Walter Falch in the Neo-Tudor style, which was one of many period revival architectures popular in the interwar period.   City Hall's was heavily remodeled...
  • City Hall - Minersville UT
    "One such building was the Minersville City Hall funded in Beaver County by FERA. It was built in 1935 to house the town's post office, library, municipal offices, and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers camp. To save costs, stone for the hall was brought from a demolished building of the old Murdock Academy, which had been standing empty since 1922. Civilian Conservation Corps crews dismantled and hauled the stone to Minersville."
  • City Hall - Mount Pleasant IA
    "Mt. Pleasant City Hall on West Monroe Street.  Built in 1936 by W.P.A. workers from Bedford stone salvaged from Seeley Memorial High School." https://iagenweb.org
  • City Hall - Nashua NH
    Nashua municipal reports for 1934 document that a project to paint the old city hall was either a CWA or FERA project. In 1936, the town decided that the old building was no longer adequate and applied to the PWA for assistance. The federal grants came through, and work on the new city hall and police station commenced in 1937.
  • City Hall - Omro WI
    Omro's current city hall/administration building was originally a theater constructed in 1937: "One of the few buildings in Omro’s downtown built during the Depression years was this fine late Art Deco-style movie theater, which was built using federal W.P.A. funds. Although simple in design, the massive buttresses that line its sides give it a monumentality that is unusual for such a small building. During World War II shell casings were manufactured in the basement by the Speed Queen Corp. while movies were being shown in the theater above. Later, a ladder factory occupied the basement. In 1966, the City remodeled the...
  • City Hall - Osakis MN
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the city hall in Osakis, Minnesota in 1936. The building was dedicated at the fall festival on September 18, and featured council rooms, jail cells, and a community room and hall. The facility has since been enlarged.
  • City Hall - Paintsville KY
    Wikipedia: "Paintsville City Hall was completed in January 1940 by the WPA, in order to house the city government, fire department, and police department of Paintsville, Kentucky. The structure is located at 101 Euclid Avenue in downtown Paintsville. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 26, 1989. In 2007, most of the city's government offices were moved to the old Citizens National Bank Building, which is located at 75 Main Street."
  • City Hall - Pawtucket RI
    "The new city hall provides quarters for all of the municipal departments and is part of a civic center group which includes the Central High School and the Memorial Bridge. Its over-all dimensions are 285 by 90 feet and the tower is 156 feet high. It was completed in March 1936 at a construction cost of $393,460 and a total project cost of $448,042."   (Short and Brown) "The main body of the structure, dedicated in 1936, is four stories high, built of yellow brick and stone in modern design. The whole is surmounted by a high tower, an imposing mass of vertical...
  • City Hall - Peekskill NY
    The historic Peekskill City Hall was constructed between May 1936 and 1937 with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $57,272 grant for the project, whose total cost was $134,601. PWA Docket No. NY W1054.
  • City Hall - Pembina ND
    Pembina, North Dakota received a new City Hall building in 1936. Its construction was enabled by a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) grant. The exact location and status of this building are presently unknown to Living New Deal. PWA Docket No. ND 1072.
  • City Hall - Picayune MS
    The Picayune City Hall was built by the WPA in 1938-39. It was built as an exact replica of an English Manor House. The architect, Wilford Lockyer, who was originally from England, ordered the metalwork, hardware, railings, and banisters from the manufacturer in England and had them shipped to Mississippi (Stockstill). Wilford S. Lockyer was employed by the Federal Government for CWA in 1934, PWA in 1935, and WPA from 1935-1940. City Hall was WPA project 4343, built for a cost of $43,000. The building was renovated and refurbished in 2013.
  • City Hall - Pineville KY
    The federal Works Progresss Administration (WPA) constructed Pineville's historic city hall and jail; the building is still in service.
  • City Hall - Polson MT
    Montana's Big Timber Pioneer newspaper reported: "Work on PWA projects in Polson is well under way. Construction of a new jail and fire house has started, adjacent to the new city hall which was constructed with a grant of federal funds last year. C. J. Loveland who was superintendent for the construction of the new city hall is again in charge."
  • City Hall - Pottsville PA
    Pottsville, Pennsylvania's historic city hall was constructed between April 1936 and March 1937 with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided an $82,636 grant for the project, whose total cost was $205,060. The building, which bears a 1936 cornerstone at its southeast corner, is still in service. PWA Docket No. PA W1280
  • City Hall - Red Lodge MT
    Montana's Big Timber Pioneer newspaper reported in December 1938: "Rapidly nearing completion as a WPA project is the uniquely-designed $26,000 city hall at Red Lodge... This WPA project has provided jobs for an average of 28 workers since it was started in July. With $23,082 having been expended to date, thc job is now in its final stage, only interior finishing remaining before it can be taken over by the city to house all city departments including the jail. Total cost to Red Lodge for the building will be less than $10,000, officials say. Features of the unusual construction is the use...
  • City Hall - Refugio TX
    "Before completion of the new municipal building, the town was making use of a temporary sheet-iron structure in which not only the fire apparatus but the permanent municipal records were kept. The new building is two stories in height with hollow-tile walls and partitions. Its stucco exterior, the arcaded entrance, and the tile roof give it the Spanish character which is native to the region. The first floor contains offices, a meeting room for State officials, garage for two fire trucks, firemen's quarters, and a hall for the use of civic organizations. The second floor is...
  • City Hall - Roanoke AL
    Roanoke, Alabama's City Hall was constructed in 1941 with the assistance of Work Projects Administration (WPA) labor. WPA Project No. 61-1-61-37
  • City Hall - Roswell NM
    "WPA workers constructed this solid, no-nonsense building with Art Deco cement panels on the faade. As one of the many plaques in-side the structure emphatically states, it was Built and paid for in 1938-39. From 1939 to 1962 the Roswell Police Department operated from here, along with other City officials. Today it only houses City government offices, including that of the Mayorthe ceremonial head of the Cityand the City Manager who actually runs things. In recognition of his achievements and pioneering spirit the City dedicated this building to James W. Stockard (1859-1924), mayor of Roswell from 1906 to 1908, who...
  • City Hall - Roy NM
    Roy, New Mexico's historic City Hall was constructed by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1936. The building, which is located on the east side of Chicosa St. between 4th and 5th streets, is still in use today.
  • City Hall - Saginaw MI
    "This city hall occupies the site of a former building which was destroyed by fire on April 9, 1933. It is approximately 120 by 140 feet over-all in plan and is two stories and a basement in height. As it is on sloping ground, the basement windows are above grade on the rear. The basement provides space for the public-welfare department and for a small courtroom. On the first floor are most of the city offices and space for record storage. The council chamber, the mayor's offices, and the department of public works are on the second floor. The building is fireproof,...
  • City Hall - Salina UT
    The WPA helped build this municipal building for the town of Salina. From A History of Sevier County: "A municipal building was constructed in Salina in 1936-37 with the assistance of the WPA, which paid 50 percent of the building's cost."
  • City Hall - San Leandro CA
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided about half the funds for construction of the original city hall in San Leandro CA – which had only recently incorporated as a city in 1933.  City Hall was built in 1938-39 and dedicated on June 22, 1939. Available sources disagree on the cost of construction and PWA funding. In late 1938, the Daily Pacific Builder reported that construction was to begin on the San Leandro City Hall the following month for a cost of $105,877.  By contrast, a 1940 city brochure declared that, "In August of 1938, the voters bonded the city for $185,000 for...
  • City Hall - Santa Maria CA
    Santa Maria City Hall is a lovely example of Mission Revival architecture, which includes a tower, a walled courtyard and blue tile work in the entrance corridor. It was designed by local architects Louis Noiré Crawford and Francis Parsons.  Gaylord Jones custom built furniture for the city council chamber. The building cost $68,000 and funding came from the Public Works Administration (PWA) of the New Deal. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked on the grounds of city hall in 1935, spending $13,600. There is a cornerstone with the date of construction, an historical landmark plaque by the city and a public storyboard of...
  • City Hall - Santa Monica CA
    The magnificent Santa Monica City Hall, built in 1938-39, was largely financed by the Public Works Administration (PWA). Designed by architects Donald B. Parkinson and Joseph M. Estep, the building is a fine example of Moderne/Deco architecture. It is a long, low building with squared corners and a flat roof, two wings and a raised central section with a low, louvered tower. It has minimal decoration on the facade (e.g., bas-relief columns between the windows on the two wings), but noteworthy use of stepped edges to a protruding core and strikingly beautiful tile work around the front doors. The grand entry lobby...
  • City Hall - Sebastopol CA
    In 1935, the WPA demolished Sebastopol’s original wood-frame city hall and replaced it with a reinforced concrete building containing both municipal offices and a fire station. The Santa Rosa architectural firm, William F. Herbert and Clarence A. Caulkins designed the building in the Streamline Moderne, a style they also applied to the 1936 New Deal-financed Park Side School, located a few blocks to the west. Seeking more space, the fire department moved to McKinley Street in the 1960s. The core of the structure built by the WPA lies behind a 1974 renovation that created a redwood and brick pergola across...
  • City Hall - Sioux Falls SD
    "The new city hall is three stories and a basement in height and houses all of the municipal offices, including the police, health, and water departments, as well as the judicial offices, a jail, a garage, and an auditorium seating 400. The structure is fireproof throughout, with a steel frame and reinforced concrete floor and roof slabs. The exterior walls are face brick trimmed with stone and granite. All sash are metal. Small spots of carved stone ornament are used over the main-entrance door. The building was completed at the end of July 1936 at an approximate project cost of $432,000."
  • City Hall - South Charleston WV
    South Charleston's historic City Hall was constructed between Nov. 1938 and Jul. 1939 with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a grant of $18,818 for the project, whose total cost was $46,923. The building, which is still in service, is located at the western corner of the intersection of 4th Ave. and D St. The architect of record was Francis George Davidson. PWA Docket No. WV X1192.  
  • City Hall - South Gate CA
    South Gate City Hall was built by the WPA in 1941.
  • City Hall - St. Petersburg FL
    From the 1990 local landmark application: "Built in 1939, St. Petersburg’s City Hall is significant for its distinction as being one of the few buildings in the City constructed under a PWA (Public Works Administration) grant. It’s construction was made possible through one of Roosevelt’s “New Deal” programs and had a great impact on the morale of the community... The building retains its architectural integrity and also retains significant interior features which contribute to its significance. City Hall is also the work of nationally known architect A. Lowther Forrest... City Hall is important as a modern example of Mediterranean Revival...
  • City Hall - Sullivan MO
    Sullivan's municipal building was completed by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works in 1937 and served as City Hall, police department, and jail as well as the town's auditorium. While the police department has moved, this New Deal building continues to serve as Sullivan's City Hall as well as a jail and public auditorium and gymnasium. The gymnasium/ auditorium is located on the south side of the building; the jail is on the west side in the basement.  
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