The federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of what was then the University of Arkansas-Little Rock’s medical school; construction occurred from 1933 to 1935. The building now houses the William H. Bowen School of Law.
The William H. Robinson Science Building at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, was constructed as part of a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project during the Great Depression. A National Register of Historic Places nomination form states that… read more
William J. Gaynor Junior High School, I.S. 49, in Brooklyn, New York, was constructed during the 1930s with Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA docket number was NY 1075R. The building is still in use today.
William Jones Building, formerly Albert Lewis Turner Hall, at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, was constructed as part of a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project during the Great Depression. The building has since been expanded. A… read more
A Public Works Administration grant, along with local tax revenues, funded the construction of Sherman Elementary School at West 51st Place and South Morgan Street in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. It replaced the former Sherman School, built in… read more
Originally called the Williamsburg-Greenpoint Health Center, it was the fourth of eight clinics to be built in New York City with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funding during the Great Depression. The project was part of a city-wide public health initiative that focused… read more
The school at Williamsburg was destroyed by fire and a new building was erected. Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects approved in the amount of $13,604 in July 1935 included construction of a gymnasium and improvements to the teacher’s house. Fifty-eight… read more
“The Wilshire Junior High School site has been in continuous use for educational purposes since 1890, when the first red brick schoolhouse was built at the northeast corner of Lemon Street and Wilshire Avenue. Other school facilities were constructed on… read more
“President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal allowed for the expansion of the school in 1936. During this time, a Federal Public Works Administration project added six classrooms on the western side of the building. Following this expansion, Wilson High School… read more
Battle Creek, Michigan’s Wilson School was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. The P.W.A. supplied a $101,454 grant for the project, whose total cost was $228,208. Construction occurred between 1936 and 1937. The building, later known as Wilson Academy, has… read more
The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) conducted improvement work at Maynard’s former Wilson School, including the installation of smoke partitions. The Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) conducted further work in 1941. All school buildings in the town “on the exterior have been… read more
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 Wilson School. The structures of the… read more
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided funds and labor for work on what is now known as the Winklepleck Memorial Library in Odon, Indiana.
The old Winston County Library was the first public libary in Winston County, Mississippi. The Colonial Revival, 1-story building is currently in use as a Girl Scout Hut. “The building is eligible [for Mississippi landmark status] as an intact example… read more
TheLedger.com: In 1936 the Public Works Administration agreed to build a new hospital if all assets and operations were turned over to the city. The city was less than enthusiastic about assuming operations but reluctantly proceeded. About the same time,… read more
Plans for a new men’s dormitory at Stephen F. Austin were approved in 1933. By the end of that year, President Dr. Alton Birdwell and Business Manager J. H. Wisely went to San Antonio to appear before the Public Works… read more
The CWA removed debris at this site. According to the marker, San Joaquin Valley College originally stood at this site and was replaced in 1890 by Woods Elementary School. This school was pulled down in 1922. In 1934, the Woodbridge… read more
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.”