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  • Grossmont High School Buildings - El Cajon CA
    Though the high school was originally established in the 1920s, the WPA carried out several projects on the school grounds in the 30s: "Built by the New Deals Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression years 1936-37, our Gym has literally seen millions of individuals from the school and community pass through its doors to watch and participate in plays and musicals, the communitys Christmas Pageant, sporting events, assemblies, committee and district meetings, conventions, speeches, and practices and rehearsals of every conceivable kind. The Gym was even noticed in the April 13, 1959 issue of Life Magazine, highlighting the schools nominating...
  • Grove Place Clinic - St. Croix VI
    The CWA began building the Grove Place Clinic on St. Croix. By 1934, the following construction phases had been completed: “Wall foundation complete, floor fillings 2/3 complete and 60 blocks complete”
  • Grover Cleveland Birthplace Restoration - Caldwell NJ
    The building was originally constructed in 1832 and many of the rooms portray it as it looked in 1837, the year of Grover Cleveland's birth. In 1936, laborers for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) restored the building to its original appearance.
  • Grover Cleveland Elementary School - Pasadena CA
    1 of 27 schools in Pasadena that were rebuilt, demolished, or reinforced after the 1933 Long Beach earthquake by either the WPA or PWA. 1909 School built 1914 Replaced with a new brick building. 1933 Damaged by the 1933 earthquake. 1935 Rebuilt by the PWA
  • Groveton High School - Groveton TX
    Native limestone rock building built in 1941 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
  • Groveton School Gymnasium - Groveton TX
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed this building out of limestone between 1935 and 1937.
  • Guernsey State Park Development - Guernsey WY
    Guernsey State Park is built around the Guernsey Dam and Reservoir, constructed in the 1920s as a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation project along the North Platte River in  southeastern Wyoming. In the 1930s, the Bureau worked with the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to develop the area around the reservoir as a recreational park. The land is owned by the Bureau and managed by the state of Wyoming. The CCC developed the park's recreational facilities from 1934 to 1937, working out of two camps: Camp BR-9, on a bluff north of Guernsey Dam, and Camp BR-10, about a...
  • Gulf Avenue STEAM Elementary School - Wilmington CA
    Gulf Avenue Elementary School, which opened in 1923, was rebuilt with funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA) between 1934 and 1935. In January 1934, the PWA allocated $9,380,000 to the Los Angeles Unified School District for the rehabilitation of schools damaged in the severe 1933 Long Beach earthquake.  One hundred and thirty schools would benefit from the system-wide loan and grant, with 2,500 men to be employed in rehabilitation work over 21 months. Upon receiving news of the PWA allocation, Board of Education member Arthur Eckman told the Los Angeles Times, “I am sure that every member of the board agrees with...
  • Gunzburger County Office Building - Coudersport PA
    Coudersport, Pennsylvania received a new school building during the 1930s with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Construction occurred between May 1936 and January 1937. The school is no longer in use and is now known as the Gunzburger County Office Building. PWA Docket No. W1108
  • Guy High School Gymnasium - Guy AR
    Local WPA workers used hand crow bars to dig stones from North Cadron Creek to build the gym in 1938. They hauled stone in horse-drawn wagons, and used scaffolds and chains to move them into place (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program). The gym was still in use by the Guy-Perkins School District as late as 1992.
  • Guy High School, Home Economics Building - Guy AR
    Local WPA workers used native stone to construct the home economics building in a Craftsman style (Story, 1992). The building was still in used by the Guy-Perkins school district as late as 1992.
  • Guy Manson Recreation Center Improvements - Washington DC
    The Civil Works Administration funded improvements at the Industrial Home School for Colored Children, between 1933-1934. The structure appears to be today’s Guy Manson Recreation Center, but very little remains (see here and here). “Through Civil Works Administration assignment, some much needed work was done. The interiors of the cottages and administration building were painted and considerable flooring replaced. Some concrete walks were laid. A new cow shed was erected adjacent to the barn and extensive excavation for the replacement of the 6-inch water main was made.”
  • Gwynn Hall, University of Missouri - Columbia MO
    Gwynn Hall is immediately to the east of the Memorial Union, a memorial to students who fought in WW1. Gwynn Hall was built in 1922, but was not completed, in fact was a shell. It was completed by the PWA in 1936 and housed the Home Economics dept which moved there from the Niedermeyer Building in downtown Columbia that was and still is the oldest building in Columbia. It was dedicated in the same ceremony as Walter Williams Hall, Townsend Hall(the Education building), the Engineering Lab, Stephens Hall, and the large Northwest addition to Ellis Library and at the dedication...
  • Gyger Gym - Cumberland ME
    "Ernest was... instrumental in the building of Gyger Gym at Greely. He and Herman Sweetser made a study in 1937 of the Federal Public Works Administration program, with the idea of financing a gymnasium for the school. In spite of considerable opposition, they persisted, and were able to continue. PWA Project No. 1097F was accepted in 1938 at a special Town Meeting. With the Town having to pay only half the cost, work started in October. The name was originally going to be Cumberland Gymnasium, but upon the unexpected death of School Superintendent, John Thomas Gyger, one week...
  • Gym and Auditorium - Throckmorton TX
    The gym and auditorium in Throckmorton, Texas is a two-story rock building built by the Works Progress Administration.
  • Gymnasium - Adrian TX
    A gymnasium construction project in Adrian, Texas was undertaken in 1938-9 with Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. The P.W.A. provided a $12,523 grant for the project, whose total cost was $28,013. The exact location and status of the facility is presently unknown to Living New Deal. P.W.A. Docket No. TX 1917
  • Gymnasium - Amherst TX
    A gymnasium construction project in Amherst, Texas was undertaken in 1938-9 with Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. The P.W.A. provided a $16,200 grant for the project, whose total cost was $36,131. The exact location and status of the facility is presently unknown to Living New Deal. P.W.A. Docket No. TX 2380
  • Gymnasium - Amistad NM
    The historic (former) Amistad School Gymnasium was built by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) in 1937. The Mission-style structure is made of concrete, stucco, and metal. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
  • Gymnasium - Beggs OK
    From Waymarking.com: "This gymnasium was constructed in 1935 as a WPA project. It is a rectangular building constructed of coursed and rusticated native sandstone. The building is no longer in use, and is heavily overgrown with vines and plants. It appears on the Oklahoma Historical Society's Region 3 list under the town of Okmulgee."
  • Gymnasium - Carriere MS
    Pearl River County Central Elementary complex, formerly the McNeill community school, includes the 1940 WPA constructed gymnasium. The gymnasium is a Mississippi state landmark.
  • Gymnasium - Cleveland MS
    The gymnasium was constructed 1938-1939 as Public Works Administration project W1232. Architect E. L. Malvaney designed the gymnasium with a seating capacity of 1000, offices for athletic officials, dressing rooms, and a band hall on the second floor. It was converted to use as the Girls' gymnasium when a new one was constructed 1946 for boys. A grant of $16,930 was provided toward the total cost of $37,827. The project was approved 6/22/38, started 9/33/38, and completed 4/17/39. The building was demolished July 2019.
  • Gymnasium - Crossville IL
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a gymnasium in Crossville, Illinois. The facility was dedicated in November 1937. The location and status of the facility is unknown to Living New Deal.
  • Gymnasium - Darrouzett TX
    A gymnasium in Darrouzett, Texas was undertaken in 1938 with Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. The location and status of the facility is unknown to Living New Deal. P.W.A. Docket No. TX 1644
  • Gymnasium - Elizabethtown NC
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a gymnasium in Elizabethtown, North Carolina in 1939-40. Living New Deal believes this to be the facility on King Street that now houses the Bladen County Recreation Department.
  • Gymnasium - Farmhaven MS
    The National Youth Administration project #872 completed demolition and salvage of the Farmhaven gymnasium and built a new gymnasium. The project employed 30 youth at a cost of $1,080.
  • Gymnasium - Hamilton TX
    The Works Progress Administration built a gymnasium with native stone walls on a concrete foundation in Hamilton, Texas between 1939 and 1940. The official project number was 65-1-66-140.
  • Gymnasium - Hennessey OK
    This gymnasium was constructed in 1941-2 by the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). It is a one-story red brick building on South Main (Highway 81). The Hennessey grade school was attached to this gymnasium on the north side, but has been torn down. The wall of the old classroom building has the cornerstone showing 1941, and above that is mounted a bronze WPA shield showing 1941-2. More information is needed to determine whether or not this gymnasium is being used today.
  • Gymnasium - Henry NE
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a gymnasium in Henry, Nebraska. The location and status of the structure are presently unknown to Living New Deal.
  • Gymnasium - Hico TX
    The Works Progress Administration built a two room combination gymnasium, auditorium and school with cut stone masonry walls on a concrete foundation in Hico, Texas between 19398 and 1939. The official project number was 65-1-66-93.
  • Gymnasium - Hugo CO
    The Works Progress Administration built a gymnasium in Hugo, CO, Lincoln County. The modernist, reinforced concrete and adobe structure cost $33,452. The gymnasium was adobe construction with two inch concrete panels on the exterior. The balcony seating capacity was 1500 seats. The building was also used for public gatherings.
  • Gymnasium - Jeffersonville GA
    A photograph on the website "Vanishing Georgia" identifies the building along the south side of Church Street at Library Street in Jeffersonville, Georgia to be a gymnasium constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). As of 2022 the building does not appear to be in use.
  • Gymnasium - Kingston MS
    Details were completed in August 1936 for construction of a modern gymnasium for the Kingston High School in Adams County. The building was concrete blocks and 70 feet x 120 feet, constructed by the Works Progress Administration. Kingston was a rural community in the Natchez vicinity, and "badly in need of gymnasiums" (Gymnasium work, 1936, p. 2). The new gymnasium constructed by a WPA crew was "strictly modern and up-to-date" (Gymnasium work, p. 2). The school burned October 2016 and no buildings are extant.
  • Gymnasium - Luling TX
    The Works Progress Administration built a gymnasium in Luling, Texas in 1937.
  • Gymnasium - Muleshoe TX
    A gymnasium construction project in Muleshoe, Texas was undertaken in 1938 with Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. The P.W.A. provided a $10,314 grant for the project, whose total cost was $22,919. The exact location and status of the facility is presently unknown to Living New Deal. P.W.A. Docket No. TX 1708
  • Gymnasium - Pettus TX
    A plaque on the gymnasium at the Pettus Texas school complex indicates the Works Progress Administration constructed the building between 1938 and 1940. No other details on the original construction have been found. A bond package in 2015 included funds to renovate the gymnasium.
  • Gymnasium - Pflugerville TX
    The Pflugerville Gym, which was built for $17,000 in 1934 through the Works Progress Administration, has a rocky interior and exterior of limestone. The “Rock Gym,”as it is called, served as the only high school volleyball and basketball gym in the Pflugerville area for many years. It received a Texas Historical Marker in October 2012 and remains utilized by the Pflugerville Independent School District.
  • Gymnasium - Shelby MS
    This two-story gym, Miss. Proj. 1144D, was constructed by the PWA in 1939. The gym remains in use.
  • Gymnasium - Sitka AK
    Peter Kostrometinoff was the supervisor of construction for the new Sitka gymnasium and Ross Gridley was the state Public Works Administration (PWA) inspector engineer for project W1004. The community was awarded a $12,500 grant towards the $27,000 cost approved 10/20/1936. Construction began 2/25/1937 and was completed 9/2/1937 for a total cost of $29,179. Peterman Construction Company of Juneau won the contract for the new gymnasium with a bid of $28,200. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Sitka also received a loan of $14,850 toward the gymnasium, but that does not appear in the official PWA report. The current status and exact...
  • Gymnasium - Tunica MS
    L. L. Burnsed, supervisor for project, announced the new Tunica High School gymnasium would begin construction in November 1940. Tunica County issues bonds for $35,000 and the Works Progress Administration allotted funds for the remainder of the cost. Constructed of concrete with brick veneer, the gymnasium cost $46,000. Hull and Drummond were architects for the one story, brick Classical Revival building with a pedimented tetrastyle portico.
  • Gymnasium - Tutwiler MS
    Works Project Administration project No. 50,348 was approved to construct a gymnasium for the Tutwiler school. The first news item reported $20,690, scheduled to begin May 12, 1940 and employ an average of 60 workers for six months. The announcement releasing the funds following approval showed $10, 768. The Art Moderne concrete gymnasium served 196 students when constructed. When the Tutwiler school closed, the gymnasium was bought by the Baptist Church. It was demolished in January 2018 when the church could no longer afford the upkeep.
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