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  • Hancock County Board of Education - Sparta GA
    The historic former Sparta Public School in Sparta, Georgia was constructed with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The high school construction project was sponsored by Hancock County. Living New Deal believes the building now houses offices for the Hancock County Board of Education. The PWA supplied a $44,000 loan and $18,577 grant for the project, whose total cost was $65,291. Construction occurred between Feb. and Oct. 1935. PWA Docket No. GA 5988
  • Hanford Hospital - Hanford CA
    New Deal hospital in Hanford, CA.
  • Hanna School - Hanna OK
    The WPA constructed this simple stone schoolhouse in 1938. It is still in use today. A 1985 Oklahoma Landmarks Survey of WPA projects described the structure in detail: "This school of twelve to fourteen rooms in a single-story, rectangular (200' x 60') structure constructed of uncut native stone in buff and auburn colors with beaded masonry in a random rubble. The roof is flat with parapets. The front doors are recessed behind square entryways outlined in concrete. The windows on the front have continuous lentils and sills... Few structures in Hanna can compare to it in scale. The strategic placement of the...
  • Hannah Dustin School (demolished) Improvements - Haverhill MA
    WPA Bulletin, 1937: "WPA workmen have completed repairs to the Hannah Dustin School, Haverhill ..."
  • Hanover Township School (demolished) - Hanover OH
    The 1936-7 component of the Hanover Township school building on State Route 130 was built as a New Deal project with funds from the Public Works Administration (PWA). The PWA provided a $11,469 grant for the project, whose total cost was $27,153. The building is no longer extant. PWA Docket No. OH 1297
  • Harding County School Auditorium (demolished) - Buffalo SD
    This building was part of the Harding County High School in Buffalo, SD, until its demolition at some point between 2013 and 2016. This small school serves the entire county, for all grades, and has a total enrollment of less than 200. A National Parks Service, National Register of Historic Places document explains the school's New Deal history: "The stand-alone gymnasiums and auditoriums erected by the WPA as additions to schools underscored the importance of these amenities to the community schools. Gymnasiums were often added to older schools that had been constructed without one, while auditoriums, too, were a common addition...
  • Harlem Hospital Renovations - New York NY
    Renovations to Harlem Hospital were undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
  • Harlowton High School - Harlowton MT
    Montana's Big Timber Pioneer newspaper reported in 1938 that a new high school and attendant gymnasium were being constructed in the town of Harlowton: "This structure is being financed by a $45,000 PWA grant and a $55,000 bond issue which was carried by a large majority at an election last September." The WPA also contributed to the project: "The gymnasium connected with the present high school building is being razed by WPA workers at a cost of $2,100."
  • Harmony School - Glocester RI
    A simple brick school building. It replaced a wooden school on the same site. The architect was Albert Harkness, of Providence, who designed the nearby Chepachet School at the same time. It was later renamed the Adah S. Hawkins Elementary School, which was succeeded by the Fogarty Memorial School. It is today occupied as offices.
  • Harris High School (demolished) - Meridian MS
    Harris High School for African Americans was completed in 1938 with PWA funding that also constructed the Meridian High School, gymnasium, and vocational buildings. Harris High School was smaller and less elaborate than Meridian High School, and contained no additional buildings. The site is now occupied by T.J. Harris Upper Elementary School, and while some 1950s buildings remain, all of the PWA buildings have been demolished.
  • Harrison Auditorium, North Carolina A&T State University - Greensboro NC
    Richard B. Harrison Auditorium, part of the campus of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was constructed in 1939 with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration funds. The building, which has since been expanded, is still in use today. A National Register of Historic Places registration form states: "This rectangular, flat-roofed two-story building with a full basement at the rear was constructed in 1939 by the Federal Works Agency, Public Works Administration for use as the university's main auditorium. According to a lobby plaque, Leon McMinn was the architect and H. L. Coble, the contractor. The building stands close to...
  • Harrison Township High School - Monroe City IN
    Large windows, glass block over modern 2 pane windows, central entry replaced with glass. 1936 addition included large 1/1 windows with flat arch brick lintels and limestone sills. Gym & north wing were Public Works Administration (PWA) construction from 1936.
  • Hartgrove Gymnasium - Millersview TX
    Between 1938 and 1939 the Works Progress Administration built a combination auditorium and gymnasium in Millersview, Texas under official project number 665-66-2-352. The building had a concrete foundation and buttresses with stone walls and brick trim.
  • Hartman Gymnasium - Hartman CO
    "Perched on a hilltop, the Hartman Gymnasium was constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project c. 1938 by local workers as an addition to the existing two-story school. Though the school was torn down, the locally quarried limestone gym was saved and given to the town when the school district consolidated. The gym was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the only WPA construction in Hartman and for its local social significance in long service as a community center."   (https://www.secoloradoheritage.com)
  • Hartwick Pines State Park - Grayling MI
    "Much of the park's development came to a halt in October 1929 when the Great Depression gripped the country. Work did not resume until the spring of 1933 when the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps arrived at Hartwick Pines. The CCC Boys did a lot of work in the park: They finished the interior work of the Memorial Building, built the two buildings of the Logging Museum, expanded the campground, planted several thousand trees, eradicated the white pine blister rust within the park, built roads, and added a number of visitor amenities such as a campground, picnic area...
  • Harwood Art Center Building - Albuquerque NM
    "The Harwood, originally the home of the Harwood Girls School (1925-1976), is housed in a 1925 neo-classical Revival style building just north of downtown Albuquerque on the Mountain Road side of the Sawmill-Wells Park neighborhoods. The original girls school campus consisted of the main Harwood building, a one story classroom building constructed during the WPA, and Hudd Hall built in 1940. Today, Harwood occupies most of the main building with artist studios, galleries, classrooms and offices. Harwood also owns and operates the old church building at the corner of Mountain Road and Sixth Street as an art studio/classroom. Escuela del Sol Montessori...
  • Hassler Health Home (Demolished) - Redwood City CA
    This was originally a tuberculosis sanitarium. New Deal workers constructed a: New kitchen and dining building, ward buildings (2), children's building, doctors' and nurses' residences, improved sewage system, new water tank and incinerator. The sanitarium was purchased by the MROSD in 1983, however, and "two years later all the hospital buildings were torn down and the site is now being reclaimed by nature." - https://wikimapia.org/958734/Hassler-Health-Home-site In the 1940s, additional buildings were added to the campus with the help of New Deal funding, increasing the capacity to 260 beds.
  • Hasting School (former) Improvements - Framingham MA
    All 17 schoolhouses in Framingham, Massachusetts were painted, remodeled, and/or repaired with federally funded labor during the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) was most likely the agency involved with work at the Hasting School. The former Hasting Elementary School is still extant, facing Beacon St. (formerly Beaver St.) as part of a broadly expanded facility serving the Framingham Housing Authority.
  • Havens Elementary School Additions - Piedmont CA
    Frank C. Havens Elementary School was originally built in 1910 and expanded under the New Deal with the help of Public Works Administration (PWA) funding and Works Progress Administration (WPA) relief labor and materials.  A new five-classroom wing and an auditorium were built on the eastern edge of the school grounds. The lovely auditorium, renamed the Ellen Driscoll Community Playhouse, survives. There had been three previous efforts to replace temporary buildings at schools in Piedmont in the 1920s, because about one-third of Piedmont students were being taught in temporary buildings (derisively called 'shacks' by the locals). All the bond issues lost (Tribune 1942)....
  • Haverstraw Elementary School - Haverstraw NY
    The grand Haverstraw Elementary School in Haverstraw, New York was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. As part of PWA Docket No. NY 6912, "SCHOOLS," the PWA provided a $270,000 loan and $227,143 grant for this and possibly other educational facilities in the town, whose total cost was $841,696. Construction occurred between 1935 and 1937. The building's cornerstones identify "1935" as well as "Knappe & Morris / Architects"
  • Haviland Middle School - Hyde Park NY
    Hyde Park, New York has three school buildings "which were built in the Hyde Park Central School District with a grant from the Public Works Administration (PWA) of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration: Haviland Middle School which was original dedicated as the Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School but was later renamed when a new high school building was constructed, Hyde Park Elementary School and Violet Avenue Elementary School. The total cost of construction of the three historic buildings was $1,300,000 with $585,000 coming from a PWA grant. Construction began in December of 1938 and was completed in December of 1939."
  • Hawkins School Gymnasium - Hattiesburg MS
    The former Hattiesburg High School gymnasium was constructed 1936-1937 on Forrest Street. The two-story brick building in an Art Deco style was designed by architect Juan G. Landry, with construction superintendent Ed Carley and Oden and Glenn local contractors. Construction began the first week in April 1936 for the $30,000 building. It was 176'5" by 117'4", with two practice courts and one exhibition court. Bleachers accommodated 1500, and when converted to an auditorium, held 3500. In addition to stage, dressing rooms, locker rooms, it also contained a lobby with ticket office and refreshment stand. It featured large main doors and...
  • Hawks Nest State Park - Ansted WV
    "The state bought the park lands in 1935, and the Civilian Conservation Corps made improvements including a picnic shelter, snack and souvenir shop, museum, and restrooms. The museum, which holds pioneer artifacts, features a glassed observation room offering a view of the gorge...The stone restroom, built by the CCC and shaped like a round tower, is unique."   (https://www.wvencyclopedia.org) The park's main overlook complex was also built by the CCC.
  • Hawks Nest State Park Museum - Ansted WV
    "In July of 1936, West Virginia's Civilian Conservation Corps obtained approval from the National Park Service to begin work on the log and stone building which would house the Hawks Nest Museum at one of the state's newest parks.  While work progressed on the structure, the state was working out details of how best to preserve and exhibit a large collection of artifacts it had purchased from Judge Harland Calhoun of Moorefield... Portions of the collection wound up at several state parks, including Cacapon and Lost River.  Much of the collection, though, came to the new Hawks Nest Museum and into...
  • Hawthorn Glen Nature Center and Amphitheater - Milwaukee WI
    Hawthorn Glen is a park and nature and education center administered by the Milwaukee Public Schools recreation division. The twenty-three acre site includes a long curving bluff, ravines, and a deciduous forest, as well as a soccer field, several nature trails with interpretive signs, and a small “nature museum” with limited hours. Potawatomi and the Menomonee Indians lived on the site before European settlement, and part of the park was a gravel pit at the turn of the twentieth century. The WPA constructed the building that now houses the nature museum, as well as a small stone amphitheater and a picnic...
  • Hawthorne Elementary School - Beverly Hills CA
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) rebuilt Hawthorne Elementary School in Beverly Hills, CA, following the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. In addition to razing a condemned structure, the WPA regraded the grounds, constructed a new stucco classroom building, and upgraded the sewer system.
  • Hayfork School - Hayfork CA
    This New Deal elementary school in Hayfork, CA was built for a total of $19,364 from 1935 to 1936 and was estimated to have benefitted 200 people.  Hayfork is a small town near Weaverville, in Trinity County, CA
  • Healdsburg Elementary School Additions - Healdsburg CA
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) helped with the construction of the Healdsburg Elementary School in 1935.  WPA workers improved the playgrounds and finished the interior of the school auditorium.   The style of the building is Mission Revival, which was very popular in California in the 1920s and 1930s. There is a plaque put up when the school was reconstructed in the 1980s, but it does not mention the federal aid of the 1930s. This building is still in use.
  • Healdsburg High School Athletic Field - Healdsburg CA
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) developed athletic fields for Healdsburg High School in Healdsburg, California.   They lie on the east side of the school, which is still in its original location. Much of the original baseball field appeared intact in 2018 but a fancy new soccer field has been built on the west portion of the fields and we could not verify that the baseball diamond is still there.
  • Health Center and Board of Health - Mobile AL
    The Works Progress Administration converted a stable building into a facility that housed the Health Center and the Board of Health in Mobile. The exact location and condition of the structure is unknown to the Living New Deal.
  • Health Clinic - St. John VI
    The National Youth Administration built the only health clinic on St. John island, to serve its 800 inhabitants.
  • Health School (former) Renovations - Washington DC
    According to Work: A Journal of Progress, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook renovations of the district's school facilities complex at 13th and Allison Streets, NW. The purpose was to create a "children's health camp" as part of a campaign to aggressively treat tuberculosis: "The camp occupied buildings of the health school plant with the permission of the Board of Education. WPA labor was assigned to put the buildings in shape." It is possible the building that was renovated is the current Dorothy Height Elementary School on Allison at Thirteenth Street, but several buildings in the complex are postwar in appearance...
  • Helen Hall Academy and High School (former) Improvements - Ogdensburg NY
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted improvement work at was then known as Helen Hall Academy and High School in Ogdensburg, New York.
  • Helena Elementary School - Helena MO
    The PWA conducted two separate projects to build Helena Elementary School. The first was for $9540, reported in the Moberly Monitor Index in 1938, and the second for the gymnasium/ auditorium $23,466 in 1939.
  • Helena Middle School - Helena MT
    The PWA allotted funds toward the construction of the $510,000 Helena high school, which was built between 1934 and 1935. A 1939 survey of PWA works described the school's construction: "The high school was rehabilitated and designed to resist earthquakes. The brick walls were removed, and reinforced concrete substituted with special column and beam reinforcing. The building was divided into individual units separated by 4-inch spaces. The projects were completed in January 1938 at an estimated construction cost of $146,476 and a project cost of $157,504."   (Short and Brown) The building didn't last long in its original form... Helenahistory.org reports that: "Dedicated on...
  • Heliotrope Avenue Elementary School - Maywood CA
    Heliotrope Avenue Elementary School, which opened in 1926, 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...
  • Helper Junior High School - Helper UT
    The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Helper Junior High School in Helper, Carbon School District. Docket # 1010-R (Utah).
  • Henderson County Library (Old Post Office) - Athens TX
    The Henderson County Library in Athens, Texas, also known as the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, was constructed in 1935 as the Athens post office. The building has served as a library since 1973.
  • Henderson Gymnasium - Shippensburg PA
    Shippensburg University's Henderson Gymnasium—originally known as Alumni Gymnasium and later Jessie S. Heiges Gymnasium—was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project in 1938.
  • Hennessy Elementary School - Grass Valley CA
    "Hennessy School was named for the district superintendent who retired in 1938 and was built in the depths of the Great Depression, funded as a WPA project." from The Grass Valley School District history of the GVSD website https://www.gvsd.k12.ca.us/pages/our_district/gvsd_history.html May have been designed by Harry J. Devine, who "prepared preliminary plans for five classrooms and a gymnasium for the Grass Valley Union High School District" from With the Architects, July 1938
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