Maritime Commission Hospital (former) Additions – Portland ME

From Joseph Conforti’s Creating Portland: “The Public Works Administration constructed a number of staff residences and dormitories on the campus of the existing Maritime Commission hospital, which was completed in 1859.” From Joseph Conforti’s Creating Portland: “The Public Works Administration… read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center – Berkeley CA

Berkeley Civic Center Dedication Ceremony

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Building was originally constructed for the federal Farm Credit Administration, a New Deal agency. It was built between 1938 and 194o, hence started under the Treasury Department (which handled federal buildings at the time)… read more

Massachusetts State Building Mural – Springfield MA

Many of the projects of the New Deal involved large scale public works projects that required hundreds of workers. While this type of project was incredibly important to help alleviate widespread unemployment, there was also a belief that the United… read more

National Archives Building: Completion and Expansion – Washington DC

National Archives building - Washington DC

The National Archives building was substantially completed under the New Deal and the central stacks were built with funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA). In 1926, Congress approved $8.7 million for a home for the National Archives. The Public… read more