Library (former) Improvements – Darlington SC

Description

The old Carnegie Library in Darlington, SC, now the , Darlington Museum of History and Fine Arts, was improved as a result of the New Deal. Some sources conflict as to which agency provided the funding for these improvements.

Sciway.net posits that the building was “expanded in the mid-1930s with the support of the Works Progress Administration [WPA],” although documents of the Public Works Administration (PWA) specifically list a completed library project in Darlington undertaken from 1938 to 1939, a project for which the agency provided $7,906 in grant money toward the project’s $17,668 total cost. (PWA Docket No. SC 1106.) This is most likely the expansion project in question, although it is possible that WPA labor conducted more modest improvements at the building as well.

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 112.

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Location Info


127 N. Main St.
Darlington, SC 29532

Coordinates: 34.304291, -79.872707

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