Fort Standish (former) Improvements – Boston MA

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at Fort Standish on Lovells Island in Boston, Mass. Project information: “Improve buildings and grounds [at Fts. Banks, Warren, Strong, Andrews, Ruckman, Duvall, Standish]” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐251 Total project cost: $132,214.00 Sponsor: Commanding… read more

Fort Stevens Reconstruction – Washington DC

From a HABS Survey Report describing CCC work on the Fort: “Ca. 1936, CCC enrollees reconstructed a portion of the Civil War-era fort-part of Washington’s defensive ring-using ‘concrete logs and timbers to simulate original log construction.’  This reconstruction included part… read more

Fort Strong (former) Improvements – Boston MA

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at Fort Quincy on Long Island in Boston, Mass. Project information: “Improve buildings and grounds [at Fts. Banks, Warren, Strong, Andrews, Ruckman, Duvall, Standish]” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐251 Total project cost: $132,214.00 Sponsor: Commanding… read more

Fullerton Police Department (Old City Hall) – Fullerton CA

Fullerton Police Department

"Presently occupied by Fullerton Police Department, this graceful three-level building with Spanish Colonial Revival architecture was originally dedicated as the City Hall in July 1942. The concrete building is L-shaped, with a three-story tower and cupola placed at the central… read more

Georgia Tech: Naval Armory (demolished) – Atlanta GA

“The first building built under the “Civil Works Administration” was the Naval Armory. Constructed on the site of the temporary gym that burned in 1931, the Armory Building was a “no-frills” building. The building was to serve the Atlanta Naval… read more

Gettysburg National Military Park Improvements – Gettysburg PA

According to Jim Campi, director of policy and communications at the Civil War Trust, “During the Depression, the Gettysburg Battlefield benefitted from a New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) program. The park hosted two CCC camps—one in the Pitzer Woods… read more

Grant Street Armory (demolished) Improvements – Mount Holly NJ

The historic Grant Street Armory in Mount Holly, New Jersey was the recipient of WPA efforts: “Replace sewer connection at Armory building on Grant Street” work. The armory was located behind the historic prison. WPA Official Project Number: 65‐22‐1352

Hale Pa‘ahao Prison Improvements – Lahaina HI

Stone marker about WPA at Hale Pa'Ahao Prison - Lahaina HI

Hale Pa‘ahao (stuck-in-irons house) was Lahaina’s “new” prison, built in the 1850s during  the whaling era. The prison has been restored three times, in the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s. The Lahaina Restoration Foundation reports that:  “During the 1930s, County of… read more