• University Homes (demolished) – Atlanta GA

    The University Homes public housing project in Atlanta was completed in 1938 with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. It has since been demolished. “Built in 1938 on the site of the former Beaver Slide slum. Seen as the African… read more

  • Techwood Homes (demolished) – Atlanta GA

    The Techwood Homes public housing project in Atlanta was a whites-only complex constructed between 1935 and 1936 with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. It has since been demolished. “Techwood Homes was the first public housing project in the United… read more

  • Public Library (demolished) – Fort Worth TX

    Fort Worth’s first library opened in 1901 thanks to a $50,000 donation from wealthy philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. By the late 1920’s the need for additional space became critical, but a bond issue for a larger library failed. When funds became… read more

  • High School Auditorium (demolished) – Anson TX

    The Anson High School Auditorium was built in 1936 at a cost of $30,000, 45% of which was furnished by the Public Works Administration. The auditorium officially opened on December 31, 1936. It was demolished in 1997 to make room… read more

  • Lamar Terrace (demolished) – Memphis TN

    Lamar Terrace was the second low-cost housing project for white families in Memphis. It contained 478 units, and cost $2,500,000. It was demolished in 2005.

  • House-in-the-Woods Cabin (demolished) – Valdosta GA

    “The original tenement “House in the Woods” burned down and the second “House in the Woods” was built in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s WPA. The new “House in the Woods” was made of logs with two large open fireplaces.”… read more

  • Pool (demolished) – Valdosta GA

    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) began construction on “a collegiate-sized pool with underwater lighting and an adjacent bath house” in 1936 at what is now Valdosta State University. The school was completed by the state in 1938.  The exact… read more

  • Black Hills Airport (demolished) – Spearfish SD

    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration was associated with the construction of a large stone hangar, since demolished, at Black Hills Airport, also known as Clyde Ice Field.

  • Water Tower (demolished) – Perry NY

    Perry, New York’s old water tower, located near Silver Lake, was built during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied an $18,293 grant; the total cost of the project was $41,336…. read more

  • Ice Arena (demolished) Improvements – Seattle WA

    Seattle’s old Ice Arena, built in 1915, gained a number of improvements from the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938. A WPA press release from January 1938 detailed the nature of the works to be carried out: “Modernizing of… read more