• Pool (demolished) – Valdosta GA

    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) began construction on “a collegiate-sized pool with underwater lighting and an adjacent bath house” in 1936 at what is now Valdosta State University. The school was completed by the state in 1938.  The exact… read more

  • Black Hills Airport (demolished) – Spearfish SD

    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration was associated with the construction of a large stone hangar, since demolished, at Black Hills Airport, also known as Clyde Ice Field.

  • Water Tower (demolished) – Perry NY

    Perry, New York’s old water tower, located near Silver Lake, was built during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied an $18,293 grant; the total cost of the project was $41,336…. read more

  • Ice Arena (demolished) Improvements – Seattle WA

    Seattle’s old Ice Arena, built in 1915, gained a number of improvements from the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938. A WPA press release from January 1938 detailed the nature of the works to be carried out: “Modernizing of… read more

  • Rogers Field (demolished) – Pullman WA

    Washington State University’s old Rogers Field, in Pullman, Washington was reconstructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds in 1936. The stadium was “severely damaged by a fire in April 1970. Demolished in early 1971, Rogers Field… read more

  • Tri-County Hospital Nurses’ Dormitory (demolished) – Orangeburg SC

    Orangeburg, South Carolina’s former Tri-County Hospital was constructed with federal Public Work Administration (PWA) funds during the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided support for construction of the hospital’s nurses’ dormitory. “In 1937 the W.P.A. approved a grant… read more

  • Tri-County Hospital (demolished) – Orangeburg SC

    The federal Public Works Administration supplied “a loan of $120,000 to be repaid over 30 years, as well as an outright grant of $108,900” to Orangeburg for the construction of what was then known as the Tri-County Hospital. Construction occurred… read more

  • Municipal Stadium (demolished) – Rock Hill SC

    “The WPA contributed to construction of the American Legion Municipal Stadium on Cherry Road, an open-air stadium accompanied by a stone building that housed the entrance to the stadium; a plaque on the building commemorates the contribution.” (sc.gov) Believed to… read more

  • Bain Gymnasium (demolished) – Mint Hill NC

    The federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed a gymnasium at the old high school for the Bain school district in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (now within the city limits of Mint Hill). The structure, whose exact location is unknown to… read more

  • Berryhill Gymnasium (demolished) – Charlotte NC

    The federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed a gymnasium at the old high school for the Berryhill school district in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (now within the city limits of Charlotte). The structure, whose exact location is unknown to Living… read more