• Robertson Stadium (demolished) – Houston TX

    Robertson Stadium was “constructed as a joint project between HISD and the Works Progress Administration by the Fretz Construction Company.” Originally Named Public School Stadium it was completes in 1942. Houston Independent School District renamed the stadium Jeppesen Stadium. In… read more

  • Spencer State Hospital Clinic (demolished) – Spencer WV

    The Public Works Administration funded the construction of a new clinic, part of the State Hospital for Mental Diseases (also known as the Spencer State Hospital for Mental Diseases) in Spencer, Roane County. The addition was built in 1937 and… read more

  • Library (demolished) – Linden NJ

    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a grant for construction of the the former library in Linden, New Jersey. The building was completed in 1939, and was demolished in 2010 to make way for the “modern facility behind it on the same East Henry… read more

  • Sam Houston Coliseum and Music Hall (demolished) – Houston TX

    The Public Works Administration contributed $1,329,508 toward the construction of the Sam Houston Coliseum and Music Hall. The architect of record was Alfred C. Finn. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on November 4, 1936 and dedication was held on November 26,… read more

  • Armory (demolished) – Ligonier PA

    The former Ligonier Armory was constructed in 1937-8 as a New Deal project. The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $20,282 grant for the project, whose total cost was $63,948. The structure was demolished in the 2000s. PWA Docket No. PA [W]1835.

  • Willard Parker Hospital Laboratory (demolished) – New York NY

    The former Willard Parker Hospital received an addition to its laboratory during the 1930s as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project. The hospital was located at E 16th St. along the East River. The hospital closed during the 1950s and has… read more

  • Oakland Avenue Viaduct (demolished) – Sharon PA

    The second Oakland Avenue Viaduct in Sharon, Pennsylvania opened on Christmas Day 1936 and was demolished June 23, 2001. The structure was built as a New Deal project sponsored by the Public Works Administration [PWA, not the Works Progress Administration (WPA)]…. read more

  • Municipal Pool (demolished) – Bangor PA

    Ben Miller writes in the Nazareth Patch: “This beautiful art deco pool was one of the few above-ground municipal pools to be constructed in the country and like Nazareth’s Borough Pool, it was built by the WPA from 1937 to… read more

  • Old Jamestown Bridge (demolished) – Jamestown RI

    The Old Jamestown Bridge, which spanned the west passage of Narragansett Bay, was constructed as a New Deal project: the Public Works Administration (PWA) supplied significant financial assistance for the then-$3 million project, which opened for traffic in 1940. The structure, which… read more

  • Harbor Road Railway Station (demolished) – Staten Island NY

    The Harbor Road railway station was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project along what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway). Developed as a two-track, island… read more