Station 5 (former) Improvements – Asheville NC

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) provided labor for the renovation of Asheville’s old Station 5 firehouse, in Biltmore Village. The building, which served as a fire station until 1975, is now privately owned. “Under… read more

Stones Ranch Military Reservation (former) Improvements – East Lyme CT

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted development / improvement projects at what was Stones Ranch Military Reservation in East Lyme. “Improve public buildings” Official Project Numbers: 465‐15‐2‐113 Total project cost: $12,687.00 Sponsor: Quartermaster General’s Department, State of Connecticut Additionally, Stones… read more

Town Hall and Fire Station (former) – Scotland Neck NC

The Scotland Neck Historic District contains multiple buildings constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). “A one-and-one-half-story brick Colonial Revival-style building was constructed in 1939 on East Eleventh Street through the cooperative efforts of the Town of Scotland Neck and… read more

U.S. Naval Direction Finder Station (former) Improvements – Winter Harbor ME

The W.P.A. worked to improve the former U.S. Naval Direction Finder Station, by Schoodic Point, south of Winter Harbor, Maine. W.P.A. project information: “Construct garage, tennis courts, and roadways” Official Project Number: 109‐3‐11‐24 Total project cost: $17,673.00 Sponsor: Commandant, 1st Naval… read more

U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home: Renovation – Washington DC

The Soldiers’ Home was established in 1851, as an “asylum for old and disabled veterans.” Four of the original buildings still stand and are listed as national historic landmarks.  The U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home remains a thriving community of military… read more