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  • Hope Fire Station - Hope AR
    The fire station, designed in a mission-style building resembling a residence, was built by the PWA at a cost of $26,681.
  • Huguenot Hall (former) Improvements - Oxford MA
    Oxford, Massachusetts's old Huguenot Steamer No. 1 Fire Station is located on Main Street in North Oxford. A second-story community meeting space was in the building was known as Huguenot Hall. Huguenot Hall received assistance from the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the 1930s. The building now houses a firefighting museum managed by the Oxford Firefighters Association.
  • Kern County Fire Stations - CA
    Kern County received $600,000 in federal funds for a fire station in each of five cities: Delano, Fellows, Woody, Maricopa and East Bakersfield. Mojave and Taft also received WPA fire stations.
  • La Jolla Fire Station (former) - San Diego CA
    The WPA built San Diego Fire Station No. 13 in 1937 to replace an older station. The building is still standing but the fire station moved to a new location in 1976. The WPA site is now occupied by the YMCA and is known as the La Jolla YMCA Firehouse.
  • Linden Fire Station (former) Expansion - Malden MA
    Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) workers constructed an extension to the multi-purpose former community building and Linden Fire Station in Malden, Mass. WPA Bulletin: A ward meeting place has been built, recreational quarters added and library floor space doubled by a recent WPA addition to the Linden Fire Station, and branch public library, Maiden. The addition is provided with modern heating, plumbing and electricity. The expansion housed a small branch library, in addition to the fire station. The building has not been an active fire station or library for years, however, it remains the property of the City of Malden which utilizes it for...
  • Long Island Hospital (former) Firehouse - Boston MA
    WPA Bulletin: Long Island — Boston's smallest firehouse is soon to be built by WPA. Though David-like in proportion the new building will be a Goliath to the 1500 people and 16 institutional buildings on this Boston Harbor plot of land. When complete it will be 67 feet long, 27 feet wide and one story high, housing modern and efficient fire-fighting equipment. The Island is greatly in need of adequate protection as the only existing apparatus is a hand-drawn pump and rolls of hose.
  • Lost Hills Fire Station - Lost Hills CA
    The New Deal funded a $6,000 adobe fire station in Lost Hills. Current status unknown.
  • Louisville Fire Department - Louisville KY
    "The rapid growth of the city of Louisville, population 307,745 in 1930, necessitated additional facilities for the fire department. A grant was secured from the PWA with which this central fire station was built, as well as a hospital annex, an extension to the sewerage system, and some park recreational improvements. The total cost of all of these projects was $1,665,230. The fire station is three stories and a basement in height, approximately 90 by 120 feet in plan, and has a volume of 564,322 cubic feet. In the basement is a swimming pool, 30 by 60 feet. The first floor...
  • Lovington Fire Station - Lovington NM
    According to the city's downtown master plan of 2009, the Lovington firehouse was "built by the Works Progress Administration" in 1941. The facility, on South Love Street, is still in service.
  • Main Street Firehouse - Pascoag RI
    The historic Main Street Firehouse in Pascoag, Rhode Island was constructed with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The colonial-style brick building was constructed between Dec. 1938 and Aug. 1939. The PWA supplied a $23,998 grant for the project, whose total cost was $51,721. PWA Docket No. RI X1447
  • Manteo Fire Station (former) - Manteo NC
    The Manteo Fire Station was constructed with the assistance of WPA funds. The remaining money was raised locally by the Manteo Fire Department, which organized a series of dances. The downstairs was used to house fire equipment while the upstairs served as town hall. The building was remodeled in 1977 when it received its Tudor makeover. The Fire Department has since moved to another location, and this building is now privately owned.
  • Market House / Central Fire Station Renovation - Newburyport MA
    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted substantial modernization work to what was then Newburyport's central fire station. Originally constructed as the Market House in 1823, the building at 1 to 3 Market Square was renovated into an arts center in 1990 and now houses shops. WPA Bulletin, 1937: Down in the tradition-laden city of Newburyport a public building (now a fire station) has been completely modernized. More than a century ago — in 1821 to be exact — Newburyport's men of the "wooden ships and iron men" days built a Market House. The Market House sheltered rovers of the seven seas who...
  • Monte Vista Fire Station (former) - Albuquerque NM
    "Albuquerque is home to scores of WPA buildings and works. Among the most prolific are the following- ... John Gaw Meem designed both Scoles Hall and Zimmerman Library on the campus of the University of New Mexico (the corner of University and Central). Both have undergone redesign and restoration, but still carry many of the architects innovative design features. Also on the campus of UNM, the Anthropology building is from that era, and contains three large murals by Joseph Imhof. The Old Albuquerque Municipal Airport (2920 Yale SE) is a Pueblo revival style two-story building that stands in the shadow of the Albuquerque...
  • Municipal Building - Lead SD
    Lead, South Dakota's striking Art Deco Municipal Building was constructed as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project during the Great Depression, although construction is sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA; see Lead Historic Preservation). The building "allowed the city to consolidate the various city offices, a courtroom and the fire department under one roof." The PWA provided a $31,909 grant toward the project, whose total cost was $79,165. Construction occurred between Nov. 1936 and Dec. 1937. PWA Docket No. S.D. 1042-R
  • Municipal Building - Springville NY
    This building was constructed as Springville's municipal and fire hall building by the WPA in 1936-1937. It no longer appears to house the fire department, but continues to serve as a municipal building housing the police department, court and other offices.
  • Municipal Building (former) - Haverstraw NY
    The old Haverstraw Municipal Building, which now serves as a Fire Department facility, 25 Fairmount Ave., was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a $39,000 loan and $31,909 grant for the project, whose total cost was $81,681. Construction occurred between Dec. 1936 and Aug. 1937. PWA Docket No. NY 1313
  • Municipal Improvements - Brentwood MD
    According to an index of WPA projects in the national archives, the WPA did extensive work in Brentwood, including: installing water mains, constructing sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and paving and storm drainage. Records show the WPA also constructed a Law Hall for Municipal offices, a fire department and a community hall. The exact location and current status of these buildings is unknown.
  • Municipal Improvements - Bucksport ME
    Many useful things were done in this coastal community whose population in 1930 was 2,135. The 1934 town report mentions E.R.A. work on the fire station, and the 1936 town report of the Fire Chief requests appropriations in order to finish work started by the E.R.A. The identity of this fire station is unknown to the Living New Deal, but it does not appear to be the station in use now. The 1935 town report mentions an unspecified E.R.A. project for labor and supplies costing $1,030. In the 1936 town report 18 men are mentioned in connection with a W.P.A. road project. No....
  • Municipal Improvements - Freeport ME
    The annual March 1933 to March 1934 town report notes: "REPORT OF CHIEF OF FIRE DEPARTMENT We were fortunate to get $700.00 C. W. A. money to lay a cement floor in the hose house and build seven fire dams." Rec’d from State, C. W. A. Drainage project, $91.44 15 employed REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS "Your school officials have organized and carried out one C. W. A. School Project under which during the last three months 14 class rooms in the different schools have been thoroughly renovated on the inside. Another project has placed several inches of gravel over the greater part of...
  • Murphy School - Murphy TX
    "There is a Work Projects Administration plaque, dated 1938-1940, on the front of the building, and the school's cornerstone references the WPA and the dates 1939-1940. A Texas Historical Marker at the rear entrance (which is the main entrance today) elaborates: " 'Murphy was originally called Old Decatur after the hometown of founder C.A. McMillen. In 1888 the town was renamed Murphy after William Murphy donated land to build a train depot and a post office. The Federal Works Project Administration (WPA) built Murphy School in 1939, which because of consolidation lasted only until 1950. The city purchased the building and...
  • Murray Hill Firehouse - Flushing NY
    The building housing FDNY Engine 274/Battalion 52 in Murray Hill, Flushing, was constructed in 1939 by the Work Projects Administration.
  • Ness City Public Library - Ness City KS
    The Works Progress Administration built the Ness City Public Library in Ness City KS. This building originally housed the Ness City Fire Department, the Ness City city office, and the Ness City Public Library. It now is the location of the Ness City Public Library only. The city office and the fire department have moved to other locations. 
  • Nonantum Fire Station (former) Repairs - Newton MA
    The W.P.A. conducted repair and improvement work on numerous civic facilities in Newton, Massachusetts, including at the former Nonantum fire station.
  • Old Fire Station - Chester IL
    The Old Fire Station in Chester, Illinois was constructed in 1935 and served as a firehouse until 1961. The decommissioned building is presently used for storage. While some documents are unable to distinguish the particular New Deal agency responsible for the construction—Public Works Administration (PWA) vs. Works Progress Administration (WPA)—PWA records make no mention of such a project, and the documentation is consistent with WPA specifications. NRHP nomination: "The two-story rough-cut stone building has a footprint of about 28 by 36 feet and was constructed using recycled stone from a razed building that was located on a street near the Mississippi River.......
  • Oshkosh Fire Station #6 - Oshkosh WI
    Fire Station #6 built was built with Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds by the City of Oshkosh. A WPA funded project to dismantle the old Winnebago County Courthouse and old Oshkosh Post Office buildings were done in 1939. Materials from those buildings were recycled and used in other building projects, including this fire station.
  • Petaluma Fire Department - Petaluma CA
    'The site of this building is 100 by 150 feet and is on the corner of two streets. The building is approximately 80 by 88 feet and is one and part two stories in height. The foundations are concrete and the superstructure is frame with a stucco surface. The first floor houses seven pieces of fire apparatus, contains a recreation room, office, kitchen, storage room, toilet facilities, and alarm and battery rooms. Dormitories for the firemen, quarters for the fire chief, toilet and locker facilities are on the second floor. The building was completed in 1938 at a construction cost of $39,403...
  • Phoebus Fire Department - Hampton VA
    The Pheobus Fire Department in Hampton, Virginia was originally constructed as the Town Hall for Pheobus, Virginia. The town of Phoebus has since been incorporated into the city of Hampton. The Town Hall building was constructed in 1938. In his 2008 "Historic Structures Survey of City of Hampton, Virginia," for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Stephen Del Sordo writes: "The federal government used the potential for a European war, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and Works Progress Administration programs to provide unemployment relief and to improve public facilities.... The federal government...constructed a new post office in Phoebus, the Phoebus Firehouse and...
  • Point of Pines Fire Station - Revere MA
    Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) labor constructed a fire station in the Point of Pines section of Revere, Mass. WPA Bulletin, 1937: Any old-timer will tell you that up to a quarter of a century ago the Point of Pines section of Revere was noted for its clambakes, prizefights, and, as a rendezvous for politicians and excursionists. Its main building was a hotel at which two former presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft stopped to speak during their campaigns. In recent years this section has developed into a residential section. Skilled WPA workers are completing construction of a modern two story...
  • Police Department Headquarters - Snow Hill MD
    The WPA constructed this building in 1936. It originally served as a firehouse, and now serves as the town’s police department headquarters.
  • Porterville Fire Station - Porterville CA
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded a new fire station for Porterville in 1937.  This building replaced the original fire station, which was on an adjacent lot and where the new City Hall was constructed (also a New Deal building). The fire station is a one-story, Moderne building with minimal decoration (vertical ribbing), with four bays for fire engines.  It was designed by W. D. Coates. The New Deal fire station is still in use.
  • Public Building Renovation - Parkersburg WV
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) repaired 69 public buildings in Parkersburg, Wood County. The projects were sponsored jointly by the City of Parkersburg and the Board of Education, and were backed by local organizations. The WPA provided the labor and part of the materials and equipment. The projects included the modernization of schools and city fire stations.
  • Public Safety Building - Selma AL
    This Classical Revival style public building was constructed with Public Works Administration (PWA) funds as Selma's City Hall. Today, the building is used by the police department, fire department No. 1, and the municipal court.
  • Reading Fire Department EMS Station - Reading PA
    The Reading Fire Department EMS Station was built as a New Deal project: the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $33,789 grant for the project, whose total cost was $69,493. A 1939 cornerstone can be found at the northeast corner. The facility was dedicated October 9, 1939. PWA Docket No. PA 2134
  • Redding Firehouse - Redding CA
    The federal Public Works Administration (PWA) aided in the financing of the construction of a firehouse in Redding, California. The exact location of the firehouse is presently unknown to Living New Deal.
  • Renton History Museum - Renton WA
    The Renton History Museum is housed in a former fire station built by the WPA between 1941 and 1942.
  • Riverdale Fire Department - Riverdale Park MD
    "By the early 1930's, it was evident that we were outgrowing our original fire house with swing out doors. In the mid 1930's plans were drawn up and approved to build a new firehouse in Riverdale. This new structure was built in 1937 using federal public works funds and was designed to house the fire apparatus of the time, plus a town meeting hall was incorporated into the plan for the second floor over the firehouse. During subsquent years it has been necessary to build several additions onto the existing firehouse."
  • Rutland Fire Department Addition - Rutland VT
    The Works Progress Administration built an addition for the Rutland Fire Department in Rutland, Rutland County. The addition housed a recreation room, dormitories, a kitchen and a library.
  • San Diego Fire Station No. 4 - San Diego CA
    From the archive photo descriptions of this WPA built station: "The fire station was a new construction project, building forms, placing reinforced steel and pouring concrete. The ground floor of the building measures 50x85 feet. The main part of the building is 34 feet high with a tower rising to 70 feet. This is a two-company station with one hose truck and one hook and ladder truck. Dormitory accommodations provide for eight firemen."
  • Santa Cruz Fire Station 1 - Santa Cruz CA
    The building was retrofitted and remodeled in 2001, but most of the original structure and appearance was preserved.
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