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La Puente High School – La Puente CA
The WPA demolished and reconstructed a building at a high school in La Puente. Exact location and current status of the school are unknown. There are currently three high schools in La Puente.
Glendora School – Glendora CA
The 1939 WPA Accomplishment Report for Southern California reports that the WPA demolished and reconstructed a school building in the Glendora school district. Exact location and current status unknown.
Temple City School – Temple City CA
The WPA demolished and reconstructed the building and improved the grounds and facilities of a school in the Temple Unified School District. Exact location and current status unknown.
Washington Accelerated Elementary – Pasadena CA
The WPA made improvements to the school in the 1930s, constructing a new cafeteria and a one story frame, stucco building. They also made extensive ground improvements including: grading, landscaping, seeding, walkways, drives, walls, fences, etc. The Pasadena Museum of… read more
Santa Monica High School – Santa Monica CA
The Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) modernization of Santa Monica High School between 1935 and 1938 represented the largest reconstruction project undertaken by the Santa Monica City School District following the devastating 1933 Long Beach earthquake. The WPA remodeled and retrofitted… read more
Hudson Elementary School – La Puente CA
WPA demolished five existing buildings and constructed a new one story, frame and stucco earthquake proof building for kindergarten purposes. It is not clear if the WPA also reconstructed the rest of the school, perhaps after 1939.
Albany High School – Albany CA
Albany did not have a public high school until 1936; students traveled to Berkeley, Richmond or Oakland. The WPA and PWA contributed to the building of Albany High between, roughly, 1936-1941. According to the Albany Times from that period, five… read more
Grossmont High School Buildings – El Cajon CA
Though the high school was originally established in the 1920s, the WPA carried out several projects on the school grounds in the 30s: "Built by the New Deals Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression years 1936-37, our Gym has… read more
Chino Elementary School – San Bernardino CA
"Construction of an Elementary School Bldg. consisting of four units of wood frame on concrete foundations. Exterior walls stucco and all interior walls and ceilings plastered to replace school now being demolished; the old school building was very dangerous and… read more
Mayo Plunge – Compton CA
The Mayo Plunge swimming pool in Compton, CA, was initiated under the California State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) and completed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It has since been demolished.