• School (demolished) Improvements – Port Chicago CA

    WPA Project No. 65-3-4455, $3,800, App. Date 1-29-36. “Improvements to the Bay Pt. Schl.” Port Chicago was renamed in 1931 after being called Bay Point since the late 19th century. Due to its proximity to the the Concord Naval weapons… read more

  • Littlepage Terrace (demolished) – Charleston WV

    Littlepage was the first low income development built in West Virginia. Littlepage Terrace was the second WPA public housing project for low income residents authorized in West Virginia and was designated Project No. WVA 1-2; however, delays acquiring the land… read more

  • Veterans Memorial Building (demolished) Improvements – Walnut Creek CA

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) performed minor repair work at the old wooden Veterans Memorial Building in Walnut Creek, California. “Dedicated in 1925, Walnut Creek’s Veterans Memorial Building served as a meeting place for local veterans and other organizations and… read more

  • Swimming Pool (demolished) – McCamey TX

    Per the Odessa American, 1939, the Public Works Administration (PWA) supported the financing of the construction of the former public swimming pool in McCamey, Texas: The new swimming pool at McCamey opened June 2, 1939. The new $50,000 swimming pool… read more

  • Oakland Exposition Building (demolished) – Oakland CA

    A WPA project involved “Improving the Exposition Building”, WPA Project No. 65-3-1779, Approval date 10-23-35, $5,673 The Oakland Exposition Building was a hall [across from] the Kaiser Convention Center. The California Garden Show was held there, as well as horse… read more

  • State Industrial Home (demolished) – Oakland CA

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) continued work at this facility from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). WPA project No. 65-3-2140, Approval Date 10-25-35, $1.045, “Paint Int. State Industr. Home. ERA” (Federal Emergency Relief Administration) Excerpt from Oakland Wiki: “The… read more

  • High School Campus (demolished) – Comanche OK

    The Oklahoma Historical Society database shows this campus, which included several buildings, as having been built by the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938. The main high school was a one-story brick building with a concrete foundation. Today there… read more

  • Texas A&M University, Commerce: Mayo Hall (demolished) – Commerce TX

    In 1934, East Texas State Teachers College (now Texas A&M University–Commerce) requested $123,000 from the Public Works Administration (PWA) to build a dormitory for male students. A few months later, the PWA approved $106,000 for the project. The college added… read more

  • Clifton School (demolished) – Clifton TX

    The Clifton School is an Art Deco style building constructed in 1940. The structure is brick with pre-cast white stone ornamentation (made on the job site). The entrance has two stories, the second story being reserved for administrative space. Two… read more

  • City Market House (demolished) – Austin TX

    The City of Austin built a farmers’ market in downtown Austin partially funded by a Public Works Administration (PWA) grant. A bond issue for the market was approved on May 18, 1928, but other city priorities and then the deteriorating… read more