In December 1937, William Phillip Bishop Woodhouse deeded a portion of his landholdings to the school district for the construction of Woodhouse School, which opened in the fall of 1938. The Work Projects Administration built additional facilities for Woodhouse School… read more
“This school made possible the abandonment of four dilapidated portable buildings which were being used for classes due to the extreme overcrowding of the two existing elementary schools. The project and its equipment are planned for a future addition which… read more
The WPA reconstructed the gym building at Woodrow Wilson High School, most likely after the 1933 earthquake.
The Works Progress Administration completed improvements and repairs for the Woodrow Wilson School in Charleston. The work consisted of “painting and repairing.”
Oxford, Massachusetts’s old Woodward School received assistance from multiple New Deal programs during the 1930s. In 1933 the Civil Works Administration (CWA) graded a playground at the school and painted and decorated the building, a project which, town reports state,… read more
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
The federal Public Works Administration helped to finance the construction of three buildings at the Wyoming State Training School in Lander, Wyoming during the 1930s. A new addition was constructed for the girls’ dormitory; a new boys’ dormitory was built;… read more
“The oldest section of the high school was begun in 1938 and opened to students in September 1939. … The federal Public Works Administration under President Franklin D. Roosevelt funded 45 percent of the school’s $600,000 cost. Designed by architect… read more
The Public Works Administration awarded $27,415 to Yamhill County in 1935 for construction of Yamhill High School, later renamed Yamhill Carlton High School with consolidation of the Yamhill and Carlton school districts. County voters approved a $51,335 bond for the… read more
Originally constructed as a high school, what is now the Yancey County Schools District Office was completed in 1939 with assistance from the Works Progress Administration (WPA); it was one of five schools built by the WPA in Yancey County, North… read more
“The federal government’s New Deal programs, specifically the Works Progress Administration and the Public Works Administration, also played a direct role in Rock Hill’s economic recovery. Building projects included … York County Hospital …” (sc.gov) “The hospital which accommodates both… read more
Fountain Inn, South Carolina’s Younts Center for the Performing Arts was originally constructed as a high school. According to the building’s National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: “Fountain Inn High School is located on North Main Street, near the… read more
The Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 caused many Mexicans to migrate to the United States to escape the war and poverty in their country. They were also attracted by jobs associated with agricultural expansion in the southwest. Austin’s Latino population expanded… read more
Originally constructed as a gymnasium, what is now Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall at East Stroudsburg University was one of four buildings constructed as a New Deal project. Work was sponsored by the Public Works Administration (PWA).