Tri-County Hospital Nurses’ Dormitory (demolished) – Orangeburg SC

Orangeburg, South Carolina’s former Tri-County Hospital was constructed with federal Public Work Administration (PWA) funds during the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided support for construction of the hospital’s nurses’ dormitory. “In 1937 the W.P.A. approved a grant… read more

VA Hospital (former) Landscaping – Salt Lake City UT

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted landscaping work at the now-former VA Hospital, located northeast of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The property, now a luxury condo complex, is now privately owned. Its location has been described… read more

Walter Reed General Hospital (former) Improvements – Washington DC

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and its successor, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), both engaged in improvement projects at the old Walter Reed General Hospital (as it was then known).  The entire army medical complex, covering around 80 acres, was… read more

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – Bethesda MD

National Naval Medical Center Tower - Bethesda MD

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center began life as the National Naval Medical Center under the New Deal. Congress appropriated the funds in 1937 and President Franklin D. Roosevelt selected the site in Bethesda, Maryland.   Architect Paul Cret designed a… read more

Welfare Island Prison Hospital (demolished) Improvements – New York NY

The Works Progress Administration spent $1,500,000 for miscellaneous alterations, additions, renovations, grading, and landscaping of grounds at hospital and institutions to New York’s Charity Hospital. In addition, a nurse’s home and a power plant were constructed at the hospital in… read more

Wrentham State School (former) Development – Wrentham MA

Multiple New Deal agencies carried out improvement, development, and/or construction work at what was then Wrentham State School (now Wrentham Developmental Center). Annual Report: “Much valuable work has been done at the institution during the year through the use of… read more