The Lowdown

The Lowdown features articles on the people, projects and achievements of the Living New Deal itself.

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  • Benefit Party to Preserve the George Washington Murals
    • October 28, 2019
    On Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30 - 8:30 PM, the Specs Bar in San Francisco will host an event in support of the preservation of the embattled George Washington High School Murals. The event is free and donations are welcome. The fight to save the murals has been widely covered in the ...
  • Where in the World is Evan: Bangor PA
    • October 28, 2019
    Evan Kalish, the Living New Deal’s Researcher at Large, has traveled to Pennsylvania in search of more New Deal sites. He has discovered a fascinating New Deal vestige: a beautifully restored fragment of the Bangor PA Municipal Pool. Built by the Works Progress Administration, the pool was one of the ...
  • Effort Underway to Save Laguna Beach Treatment Plant
    • October 28, 2019
    A group of Laguna Beach residents have brought to our attention that the city’s New Deal era, sewage digester building at the Laguna Beach Treatment Plant could be demolished. The Laguna Beach City Council has announced that it will not allocate funds to rehabilitate the deteriorating 1930s structure, and that demolition ...
  • On the Road With the New Deal
    • August 2, 2019
    A new travel series featured on our website and authored by Fern L. Nesson, our Massachusetts National Associate, will take us on a tour of 1930s America. Titled “Travels with the American Guide Series, A WPA Federal Writers’ Project,”Fern L. Nesson’s series is a collection of essays and photographs that ...
  • Arnautoff Mural Unveiled in Richmond
    • August 2, 2019
    While the San Francisco School Board plans to paint over Victor Arnautoff’s “Life of Washington” mural, the Richmond Museum of History seeks to restore another one of the artist’s New Deal era works. Titled “Richmond Industrial City,” the mural had been missing for decades. Between 1941 to 1976, it was ...
  • Where in the World is Evan: Puerto Rico
    • August 2, 2019
    This month, we visit San Juan, Puerto Rico, focusing on the barrio of San Juan Antiguo/Isleta de San Juan. Old San Juan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is chock-full of history, with massive structures dating to early 16th century Spanish settlements. Multiple New Deal agencies were involved with the renovation and ...
  • Tupelo Homesteads Threatened with Demolition
    • August 2, 2019
    The National Park Service plans to remove part of the Tupelo Homesteads, a Mississippi New Deal resettlement community completed in 1936. One of the few remaining “subsistence colonies” built by the Roosevelt Administration, the 35-unit Tupelo Homesteads is currently used as National Park Service offices. The structures are on the ...
  • Help us Preserve the George Washington High Murals
    • July 1, 2019
    In the wake of the recent San Francisco School Board decision to destroy the New Deal murals at the George Washington High School(GWHS), the Living New Deal has agreed to join the campaign to save this magnificent public artwork. You can help in two ways. One is to write a letter to the School Board to express your concern. Another is to donate to the SAVE THE MURALS FUND, the ...
  • Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith to Lead Events at SF LaborFest
    • July 1, 2019
    LND Founder Gray Brechin and Project Advisor Harvey Smith will lead several events at the San Francisco 26th LaborFest, July 2-July 31. Titled, “Labor on the edge: Dystopia or a future for workers,” the month-long celebration of labor history will mark the 85th anniversary of the 1934 General Strike. The Strike ...
  • A New Museum to Honor Greendale WI
    • July 1, 2019
    The Greendale Historical Society has purchased a Greendale WI original home located at 5597 Apple Court and plans to transform it into a 1930s-era museum. Renovations are to begin soon. Greendale was a planned community that was part of the New Deal’s ‘Greenbelt Towns.’The program sought to create affordable housing for low-income workers. Built ...
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