• St. Bernard Avenue Public Housing – New Orleans LA

    St. Bernard Projects were constructed 1940 as one of New Orleans’ “Big Four” high-density urban public housing projects. Initially comprised of 744 units in 74 buildings constructed on 30.9 acres, the project was bordered by St. Bernard Avenue to Gibson… read more

  • Lafitte Avenue Public Housing – New Orleans LA

    Lafitte project was constructed 1940-1941 and included 896 units. It was the fifth of six local housing units constructed in New Orleans following the Housing Act of 1937. The project was bounded by Lafitte Avenue, Orleans Avenue, North Claiborne and… read more

  • Calliope Street Public Housing – New Orleans LA

    The Calliope projects were constructed as the fourth of six housing projects developed for New Orleans, 1939-1941. The original boundaries were South Dorgenois Street, Erato Street, Calliope Street (now Earhart Boulevard), and South Prieur Street. The George A. Fuller Company… read more

  • National Mall: Botanic Gardens Relocation – Washington DC

    The New Deal carried out a major renovation of the National Mall, the green centerpiece of Washington DC.  Funding was provided by the Public Works Administration (PWA) and labor power by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). As of 1939, the… read more

  • Hancock County Jail – Bay St. Louis MS

    The old county jail was demolished in 1937 and a new jail constructed by the WPA. Steel equipment from the old jail was reused. The new jail was closer to the court building, built at the rear of the courthouse… read more

  • School (former) – Kiln MS

    A Works Progress Administration project employed 25 workers to construct a new concrete school building at Kiln in 1936. WPA financed $15,790 for the new school and to construct additional classrooms from salvaged lumber when the old school was demolished…. read more

  • Hospital – Cleveland MS

    Architects N. W. Overstreet and A. H. Town designed the new Cleveland Hospital, constructed 1938-1939 with assistance from Works Progress Administration funds. The new hospital could serve 32 patients, and housed nurses’ quarters and contained “the most modern equipment” (Solicit… read more

  • Shady Grove Consolidated School – Laurel MS

    Shady Grove school was construction supported by the Public Works Administration as project x1300. A grant of $45,000 was approved Sep. 29, 1938 and construction begun Dec. 5. Architects were Landry and Matthes for the one-story building. The project was… read more

  • County Jail – Yazoo City MS

    The Yazoo County Jail was constructed as PWA Mississippi project 1087 with funding of $20,450 toward the $35,000 cost. J. R. Flint Construction Company built the new jail south of the City Hall on South Washington Street. R. W. Naef… read more

  • High School (former) – Booneville MS

    The Booneville High School was damaged by the Tupelo tornado in 1936 and subsequently demolished. Stevens & Johnson designed a new building to be constructed on the old site on Fourth Street. R. B. Wall, Mississippi WPA deputy administrator announced… read more