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  • Shakamak State Park, West Shelter - Jasonville IN
    The west shelter was completed by CCC laborers in 1935. The style of the shelter is classified as parks rustic.
  • Shakamak State Park: Beach Shelter - Jasonville IN
    The beach shelter was completed in 1935 by CCC laborers. The style of the shelter is classified as parks rustic.
  • Shelbina Lake Park - Shelbina MO
    "Shelbina boasts a beautiful city lake, built in 1936 as a WPA project, to serve as the city's water reservoir. A second WPA project begun in 1941, added picnic tables, landscaping, shelter houses, and a 9 hole golf course. The lake area is beautifully maintained by the city. This beauty enhanced by mature trees and grassy rolling hills, makes camping, picnicking, fishing, or just visiting the lake area, a very pleasant experience for both young and old." -City of Shelbina
  • Shelter and Picnic Facilities - Mount Kearsarge NH
    The Civilian Conservation Corps built a shelter and picnic facilities at Mount Kearsarge between 1933-1942.
  • Shelter House - Needmore IN
    This stone construction in Yellowwood State Forest, features two stone chimneys, was completed in 1938 with funds and labor provided by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
  • Silver Falls Park - Crosbyton TX
    Silver Falls Park is the largest and one of the finest roadside parks in Texas. Since the 1800s travelers have found Silver Falls a scenic, pleasant place to stop. In 1935 the National Youth Association, part of President Roosevelt’s Work Project Administration, build the park’s stone facilities.
  • South Park Improvements - South Park Township PA
    Among the 26 WPA projects in Allegheny County approved in Sept. 1935 were two allocations for improvements to South Park, which lies about 10 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh. The allocations were approved for "construction of a grandstand," for which the Federal government allocated $40,057 and local sponsors supplied $39,981; and "construction of picnic tables, shelters, and ovens," for which the Federal government allocated $26,118 and local sponsors supplied $18,604.
  • Spring Mill State Park: Butternut Grove Shelter - Mitchell IN
    The Butternut Grove Shelter was completed in 1934 by CCC laborers. The shelter is classified as Parks Rustic.
  • Spring Mill State Park: Donaldson Shelter - Mitchell IN
    The Donaldson Shelter was completed by CCC laborers in 1934. In 1940 the shelter was moved and remodeled by CCC laborers. The CCC workers added fireplaces and a comfort station. The style of the shelter is classified as Parks Rustic.
  • Spring Mill State Park: Refreshment Stand - Mitchell IN
    The refreshment stand was completed by CCC laborers in 1934.The style of the shelter is classified as Parks Rustic.
  • Spring Mill State Park: Service Building - Mitchell IN
    The service building was completed by CCC laborers in 1940. The style of the shelter is classified as Parks Rustic.
  • Spring Mill State Park: Sycamore Shelter - Mitchell IN
    The Sycamore Shelter was completed by CCC laborers in 1935.The style of the shelter is classified as Parks Rustic.
  • Starved Rock State Park - Ottawa IL
    "Starved Rock State Park is a state park in Illinois, characterized by the many canyons within its 2,630 acres (1,064 ha). Located just southeast of the village of Utica, in Deer Park Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, along the south bank of the Illinois River, the park hosts over two million visitors annually... Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation in the 1930s called for the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to provide jobs for young men. The focus of this group was to preserve natural areas in the rural United States. CCC Camp 614 was deployed to Starved Rock State Park...
  • Stevens Park Pavilion - Dallas TX
    This stone pavilion was constructed by the WPA in 1934-1936. After many years it was in danger of collapsing into a nearby creek, until the city recently moved the entire pavilion 25 feet to a more secure location.
  • Summit Lake Park Shelter - Idaho Springs CO
    This park is situated around a high glacial lake near Idaho Springs, Colorado. The park contains a CCC shelter designed by J. J. B. Benedict. According to the National Register of Historic Places, "the structure is an example of the rustic style of architecture use of native material in proper scale, the avoidance of undiluted hard lines and over-sophistication to ensure harmony and continuity between the natural and man-made elements. The location of the structure within the park and the use of native materials expresses an assimilation with nature."
  • Swallow Falls State Park - Oakland MD
    The CCC built an administrative building, a pavilion, and a restroom at Swallow Falls State Park. All are still in use. The CCC boys also planted trees, performed fire suppression work, and engaged in other projects throughout the area. Visitors to Swallow Falls State Park can camp, hike, picnic, and swim; but extreme caution should be used when swimming due to wet rocks, several waterfalls, and strong currents. There are, however, calm areas to swim, for example, the usually-gentle and more sandy Tolliver Falls area. Swallow Falls is one of the most beautiful parks in the country, and a living testament to...
  • Thunderbolt Ski Shelter - Lanesborough MA
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed the Thunderbolt Ski Shelter, atop Mount Greylock, in 1940.
  • Tietze Park Pavilion - Dallas TX
    Tietze Park is a 9-acre park in the City of Dallas acquired in 1924. At that time it was named Keith Park. Ten years later it was renamed Tietze Park, after W.R. Tietze, who was Superintendent of Parks for the city from 1896-1933. The rustic style stone pavilion at the center of the park is a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, built in 1934.
  • Tippecanoe River State Park: Shelter House - Winamac IN
    The shelter was completed by WPA labores in 1936. The L-shaped shelter was constructed out of local stone. The WPA also completed a comfort nearby the shelter. The comfort station is unaltered besides the handicapped access ramps that were added on the east side. The buildings are classified as parks rustic.
  • Tolland State Forest - East Otis MA
    According to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, “The CCC improved the nation’s natural and human resources and also created opportunities for the public to recreate and appreciate a healthy outdoor experience. At Tolland ‘Pinecone Johnnies’ built access roads, bridges, trails, the peninsula campground, beach, picnic area and parking lot. Visit the beach and see the bathhouse they built in 1939.”
  • Turkey Run State Park Picnic Shelter - Marshall IN
    The picnic shelter, commonly known as Big Log Shelter, was completed in 1936. It was started as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) project but was abandoned in 1935. The building was then completed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The shelter has three fireplaces and is classified as parks rustic.
  • Turkey Run State Park - Marshall IN
    "Shelter houses, a saddle barn and many sandstone trail structures are the legacy of the hard working young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp 8, stationed at Turkey Run in 1934-1935."
  • Turkey Run State Park Canyon Shelter - Marshall IN
    The Canyon shelter was completed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers in 1935. The style of the shelter is classified as parks rustic.
  • Turkey Run State Park Oven Shelter - Marshall IN
    The oven shelter, commonly known as Fireplace Shelter, was completed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laborers in 1935. The style of the oven shelter is classified as parks rustic.
  • Turkey Run State Park Over Shelter - Marshall IN
    The oven shelter, known as the Newby Culch Shelter House, was completed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laborers in 1935. The shelter was constructed from stone and wood. The style of the shelter is classified as parks rustic.
  • Turkey Run State Park Picnic Shelter - Marshall IN
    The picnic shelter, commonly known as Middle Shelter, was completed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers in 1935. The style of the shelter is classified as parks rustic.
  • Turkey Run State Park Shelter House - Marshall IN
    The shelter house is known today as the Tennis Court Shelter House. It was completed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laborers in 1935.
  • Union Creek Historic District - Union Creek OR
    The Union Creek Historic District on the upper Rogue River in Union Creek, Oregon, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places because it is a fine representative of a type of rustic resort popular in the early 20th century and has been little altered since the 1930s. The United States Forest Service (USFS)  began planning the recreational development of Union Creek in the 1920s, as outdoor recreation by automobile expanded rapidly. Subsequent development of the area followed forest service plans and the USFS has maintained the integrity of the district for the last century. There are almost one hundred...
  • Upton State Forest - Upton MA
    From the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs: “This 2660 acre forest offers visitors a natural diversity of flora and fauna accented with historically significant contributions of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The focal point of the forest is located at 205 Westboro Road in Upton, where visitor parking, the main trail head and park information is available. One has the opportunity to survey the grounds and exterior of a number of CCC structures located at this site."
  • Venice Beach Pagodas – Los Angeles CA
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed six sets of pergolas—known as "pagodas"—along Ocean Front Walk on Venice Beach (Los Angeles, CA). The pagodas were restored/reconstructed in 2000. The City of Los Angeles' Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk Refurbishment Plan noted that they would "be restored in either wood or recycled wood plastic materials suitable to retain historic character and appearance of the pagodas could also allow for durability and easy, long-term maintenance . The five sets of pagodas that do exist will be fully restored. In reviewing the historic photos for Venice Beach, it is clear that the original design of...
  • Versailles State Park Shelter - Versailles IN
    Works Progress Administration (WPA) laborers completed the shelter, known today as the Oak Grove Shelter, in 1939. The shelter has two wings that are open pavilions. The structure was completed with stone and wood.
  • Voorhees State Park - Glen Gardner NJ
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had a major impact on the development of Voorhees State Park between 1933 and 1941. According to the the New Jersey DEP's Division of Parks and Forestry website: "Voorhees State Park served as a camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) , planted trees and constructed shelters, picnic sites and trails throughout the park." "When the CCC boys arrived at Voorhees in 1933, they found three relatively undeveloped parcels of land. The park still reflected Governor Voorhees’ use of the property as a farm including pastures, woodland, barns and an apple orchard. By the time the...
  • Wahkeena Falls Day Use: Picnic Area - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area OR
    The picnic area at Wahkeena Falls benefitted from the attention of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees soon after the program was rolled out in March 1933. Workers from CCC Camp Benson improved a picnic area on the north side of the Columbia River Highway at Wahkeena Falls by adding stone fireplaces, picnic tables and a community kitchen/picnic shelter. As a result, the Wahkeena Falls Picnic Area is the largest day use area on the historic Columbia River Highway. The Wahkeena Falls Community Kitchen, similar to the community kitchen at Eagle Creek, consists of post and beam construction, three to four feet...
  • Walker Field Shelterhouse - South Bend IN
    "Walker Field Shelterhouse is a historic park shelter located at South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. It was constructed in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration."
  • 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.”
  • White Rock Lake Park - Dallas TX
    Construction on White Rock Lake began in 1910 in response to a water shortage in Dallas. The City of Dallas dammed White Rock Creek in 1911 and built a water processing plant. White Rock Lake was the city’s main source of drinking water until a bigger lake was built in Lewisville, Texas in 1929. The City of Dallas transferred ownership of the land surrounding White Rock Lake to the Park and Recreation Department. The Park and Recreation Department started developing the 1,254 acre White Rock Lake Park in 1930. One of the first projects was stone picnic tables. Next to these...
  • Whitewater State Park - Altura MN
    Along with a dam, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed a shelter and bathhouse in Whitewater State Park. The design of these quartzite  structures “reflects the area’s German heritage.”  
  • Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge - Indiahoma OK
    Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge began in 1901 when part of the Comanche-Kiowa-Apache Indian Reservation was set aside as a National Forest. The area was transferred in 1935 to the Bureau of Biological Survey to become a wildlife refuge under the New Deal.   The 59,020 acre refuge hosts a rare piece of the past - a remnant mixed grass prairie, an island where the natural grasslands escaped destruction because the rocks underfoot defeated the plow.  It  provides habitat for large native grazing animals such as American bison and Rocky Mountain elk – both of which had been exterminated in this area...
  • Winter Playhouse - Tupper Lake NY
    In the 1930s the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) built this winter playground house in Tupper Lake, New York. The Living New Deal does not know the present status or exact location of this project.
  • Woodland Park - Okmulgee OK
    "Woodland Park contains two ponds and one shelter house built by the WPA. The ponds are framed with stone walls and have a small stairway in between them. The shelter house is a rectangular (28' x 25') structure of coursed and rusticated native stone of buff color. A new brown gabled roof is attached. Two privies are located next to the structure. Newer shelters, concrete tables, and cookers have been added to the park."
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