• Post Office (demolished) – Fairport NY

    The historic post office building in Fairport, New York was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which was completed in 1938, housed a example of New Deal artwork inside. Living New Deal believes the facility to have been… read more

  • Transients Shelter (demolished) – Cairo IL

    Cairo, Illinois’s old (and since-demolished) Marine Hospital was located between 10th and 12th St., Cedar St. and Jefferson Ave.  As part of Federal Project F-26: Improving Facilities for Sheltering Transients, the federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) rehabilitated the hospital in… read more

  • Port of Oakland: Albers Brothers Milling Company Road Work (demolished) – Oakland CA

    Funds for road improvements at the foot of Seventh Street in the Port of Oakland were secured through the State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) in 1935 (Minutes of the Port Commissioners). SERA was funded by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration… read more

  • Georgia Tech: Heisman Gym (demolished) – Atlanta GA

    Later known as Heisman Gym, Georgia Tech’s old Auditorium / Gymnasium Building was constructed with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds.  The building “was projected to be built in two phases with the first costing $93,000 and the second $116,000…. read more

  • Georgia Tech: Naval Armory (demolished) – Atlanta GA

    “The first building built under the “Civil Works Administration” was the Naval Armory. Constructed on the site of the temporary gym that burned in 1931, the Armory Building was a “no-frills” building. The building was to serve the Atlanta Naval… read more

  • University Homes (demolished) – Atlanta GA

    The University Homes public housing project in Atlanta was completed in 1938 with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. It has since been demolished. “Built in 1938 on the site of the former Beaver Slide slum. Seen as the African… read more

  • Techwood Homes (demolished) – Atlanta GA

    The Techwood Homes public housing project in Atlanta was a whites-only complex constructed between 1935 and 1936 with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. It has since been demolished. “Techwood Homes was the first public housing project in the United… read more

  • Public Library (demolished) – Fort Worth TX

    Fort Worth’s first library opened in 1901 thanks to a $50,000 donation from wealthy philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. By the late 1920’s the need for additional space became critical, but a bond issue for a larger library failed. When funds became… read more

  • High School Auditorium (demolished) – Anson TX

    The Anson High School Auditorium was built in 1936 at a cost of $30,000, 45% of which was furnished by the Public Works Administration. The auditorium officially opened on December 31, 1936. It was demolished in 1997 to make room… read more

  • Lamar Terrace (demolished) – Memphis TN

    Lamar Terrace was the second low-cost housing project for white families in Memphis. It contained 478 units, and cost $2,500,000. It was demolished in 2005.