Search Results for: demolished
Ocean View Elementary School – Norfolk VA
"The original application for a grant from the P.W.A. of $45,900 contemplated an annex to the existing school at an estimated cost of $102,000. Investigation disclosed that the old building was a fire hazard, so the city demolished it and… read more
Mary Ellen McCormack Housing Development – Boston MA
Boston’s Old Harbor Housing Project was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project during the Great Depression. “Built in 1936, and opened on May 1, 1938, the Old Harbor Village was the first public housing development in New… read more
Bourne Bridge – Bourne MA
The Bourne Bridge across the Cape Cod canal was built for the US Army Corps of Engineers, with funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA). It was part of a very large project to improve the canal and add three… read more
University of Arizona: Laboratory and Greenhouse – Tucson AZ
“The structure illustrated on this page was erected by the Soil Conservation Service of the Department of Agriculture to provide an erosion-control nursery and laboratories for the growing and testing of soil-protecting trees, bushes, plants, and grasses, as well as… read more
Painted Desert Inn: Construction – Petrified Forest National Park AZ
The delightful Painted Desert Inn was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working under the National Park Service (NPS), with a grant from the Public Works Administration (PWA). They completely rebuilt a private inn called the Stone Tree House,… read more
Marshall Elementary School Building – Glendale CA
The Marshall school was originally constructed in the late 19th century and was a brick building. It was rebuilt in the late 1920s and featured a classic Greek-style entrance. Some work was done in 1931 but ruined by the 1933 earthquake…. read more
Lankershim Elementary School – North Hollywood CA
The WPA demolished and reconstructed Lankershim Elementary School.
Clifton Middle School Gymnasium – Monrovia CA
Clifton Middle School moved to this site in 1929. The WPA demolished and reconstructed the school gymnasium in the 1930s.
Compton High School Improvements – Compton CA
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed a series of improvements and construction projects at Compton High School in Compton, CA. WPA laborers constructed the school auditorium; the women’s gymnasium; and a 50′ x 100′ pool and bath house with showers,… read more
Burbank High School – Burbank CA
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) partially demolished and rebuilt Burbank High School in Burbank, CA, which had suffered damage in the severe 1933 Long Beach earthquake.