• Raleigh Municipal Airport (demolished) – Raleigh NC

    “$150,000 of WPA money went to Raleigh Municipal Airport for paving runways.” (ncsu.edu) The airport, which was located south of Raleigh, no longer exists.

  • Welfare Island Prison Hospital (demolished) Improvements – New York NY

    The Works Progress Administration spent $1,500,000 for miscellaneous alterations, additions, renovations, grading, and landscaping of grounds at hospital and institutions to New York’s Charity Hospital. In addition, a nurse’s home and a power plant were constructed at the hospital in… read more

  • Mt. Cuba Road Bridge (demolished) – Ashland DE

    Delaware’s old Bridge 119, which carried Mt. Cuba Rd. over Red Clay Creek, was “built in 1939 by Olivere Paving and Construction Company of Wilmington, Delaware under State Highway Department Contract #664 (PW.A. Project No. 1039F).” The building has since… read more

  • Jefferson Davis Hospital (demolished) – Houston TX

    Houston, Texas’s old Jefferson Davis Hospital was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project during the Great Depression. The PWA supplied a $1,003,500 grant toward the eventual $2,388,686 total cost of the project. Work occurred between March 1936… read more

  • Texas A&M Creamery (demolished) – College Station TX

    Texas A&M’s old creamery building was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project during the Great Depression. The building, whose exact location on campus is presently unknown to Living New Deal, has since been demolished. The PWA supplied… read more

  • Laramie Viaduct (demolished) – Chicago IL

    Chicago, Illinois’s old Laramie Viaduct, which carried South Laramie Ave. over the railroad line just south of I-290, was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds in 1939. The bridge was demolished ca. 2010.

  • Central Grade School (demolished) – Kirkland WA

    A WPA press release from Nov. 1937 reported: “More than 150 schools have been repaired and the grounds improved and landscaped [in Washington State], and five brand new schools in the state were erected entirely by WPA with a small… read more

  • Joslin School (demolished) – Oxford MA

    Oxford, Massachusetts’s old Joslin School—since demolished—received assistance from numerous New Deal programs during the 1930s. In 1933 the Civil Works Administration (CWA) graded a playground at the rear of the school and built a sidewalk from the school to Main… read more

  • Manning Bowl (demolished) – Lynn MA

    The former 17,000-seat Manning Bowl was constructed by the federal Works Progress Administration between 1936 and 1938. The facility was demolished in 2004. WPA Bulletin, 1937: “At 10 o’clock Thanksgiving Day morning football teams of the Lynn Classical and Lynn… read more

  • School (demolished) – Kistler PA

    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a school in Kistler, Pennsylvania. The structure has since been destroyed by fire.