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University of Mississippi: Sigma Alpha Epsilon House (demolished) – University MS
“Congress granted permission for universities to use Works Progress Administration funds for fraternal housing. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon House, occupied in the fall of 1935, was the first built on Fraternity Row after the ban on fraternities and sororities was… read more
Benjamin G. Humphreys Bridge (demolished) – Greenville MS to AR
The US 82 bridge between Greenville, Mississippi and Lake Village, Arkansas was constructed to increase access between the two states to benefit economic development in the Delta. It was dismantled and replaced in 2011 due to increased river traffic, which… read more
High School Gymnasium (demolished) – Newcastle TX
On January 28, 1936, consideration was given to building a gym as a WPA project at Newcastle. On February 2, 1936, the school board committed a matching $3, 800 to build the gym. Local WPA employee A. C. Duckett was… read more
School Gymnasium (demolished) – Batesville MS
This Batesville elementary school gymnasium was PWA Project # 1371. It is no longer extant.
Negro School Building (demolished) – Oxford MS
PWA Docket No. Miss. 1245-F approved construction of a school building in the city of Oxford to house Oxford’s “Negro Elementary and High School.” The building is no longer extant.
Booker T. Washington School (demolished) – Gainesville TX
Text on a historical marker at the school reads: “In 1880, two years before the City of Gainesville created a public school system for all its children, Island Sparks, a young Mulatto, taught the black children of the city. In… read more
James A. Garfield Elementary School (demolished) – Pasadena CA
1 of 27 schools in Pasadena CA that the New Deal was involved in rebuilding, demolishing, or reinforcing after the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. 5 photos available at the Pasadena Museum of History depict the demolition of the school by… read more
Cotter High School (demolished) – Cotter AR
Constructed by the WPA in 1936-1938, the high school building was destroyed by fire in 1977.
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (demolished) – Buffalo NY
Buffalo, New York’s Minucipal Auditorium was a $2.7 million New Deal-funded project. Ground was broken on November 30, 1939 and the auditorium opened October 14, 1940. Sources differ with regard to the source of the New Deal funding — an… read more
Skagway School (demolished) – Skagway AK
The city of Skagway’s website describes its now-destroyed Depression-era school: “[The] Women’s Club raises $25,000 from Territory and $24,500 from federal Works Progress Administration to build a new school. It … [lies] behind the old one at State and 11th.”… read more