Watauga County Office Annex – Boone NC

Watauga County Office Annex

The Watauga County Courthouse complex in Boone, North Carolina “includes a Works Projects Administration funded building as part of its annex.” The striking stone building “was completed in 1939 and housed the Watauga County Library from 1946 through 1997.” The… read more

Watkins Glen State Park – Watkins Glen NY

“From 1935 until 1941, young men at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp SP44 in Watkins Glen State Park built park buildings, trails, stonework, bridges, and many other projects.” The buildings of the CCC camp now serve as the Hidden Valley… read more

Wawona Ranger Station Residences – Yosemite National Park CA

Former Wawona ranger residence - Yosemite National Park CA

The New Deal made possible the construction of a ranger station in the Wawona area, which was added to Yosemite National Park in 1932.  The ranger station complex includes two ranger residences and accompanying garages.  These buildings still exist, but are… read more

Wawona Road Completion – Yosemite National Park CA

Wawona Road with rock supporting wall - Yosemite National Park CA

New Deal agencies played a major role in the transformation of the narrow and dangerous Wawona wagon trail into a safe and comfortable route into Yosemite Valley. The route from the South Entrance to the Valley floor is 27 miles…. read more

Welfare Housing – Houlton ME

Bridge Street

The Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) supported the construction of welfare housing in Houlton ME between 1933 and 1935. Excerpts from the Annual Town Reports, Houlton Maine: 1933 Partial… read more

Wells County Fairgrounds: Festival Hall – Fessenden ND

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed Festival Hall, an auditorium, at the Wells County Fairgrounds, located at the southeast corner of North Dakota Highway 15 and U.S. Highway 52. “Also constructed during the depression years was Festival Hall (1938)…. read more

Wendell State Forest – Wendell MA

According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, “Some of the park development and most of the road systems are attributed to Civilian Conservation Corps activities in the 1930s.”

West Texas A&M University – Canyon TX

Then known as West Texas State Teachers College, the campus of what is now West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) was greatly impacted by the New Deal. Notably, multiple sizable construction projects were accomplished with the aid of Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds…. read more