Santa Monica’s Top Five New Deal Landmarks

Plaque on City Hall

Santa Monica PWA Plaque
Plaque on City Hall

Living New Deal Research Associate Charles Epting, a student at the University of Southern California, points out the five most prominent WPA projects in the City of Santa Monica for readers of the Santa Monica Mirror in this article.  They are the Santa Monica pier and airport, Santa Monica high school, murals in the city hall, and a statue at McKinley Elementary School.  As Charles notes, there are other New Deal sites not created by the WPA in the city, most notably the Santa Monica Post Office and City Hall itself.  Charles is also the author of The New Deal in Orange County.




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