- Salt Lake City, UT
- Site Type:
- Military and Public Safety
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs, Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
- Site Survival:
Fort Douglas was expanded during the New Deal, including several buildings and improvements to the water and street systems. The CCC took over a warehouse (building 101) and added stables and quarters along both sides. The PWA funded the construction of large new barracks (building 100). The WPA added several homes for senior officers (buildings 621-625 on the central parade grounds, along De Trobriand Street) and non-commissioned officers (buildings 658, 600, 664, 665, 666 on Connor Road), along with entrance columns. The WPA also built a recreation building and swimming pool (no longer extant), bath house and a gas station (modified from an earlier stone building), and did street and water system improvements (invisible today).
The only site marked as New Deal in origin is the bath house.
More photos taken by the WPA during the 1930s are in the archives of the library at the University of Utah, but have not yet been examined.
Source notesEric Browning, "Historic Fort Douglas at the University of Utah: A Brief History and Walking Tour." University of Utah, Department of Facilities Planning, 2000 University of Utah, History of Fort Douglas Walking Tour
Site originally submitted by Brent McKee on April 1, 2017.
At this Location:
- Fort Douglas: CCC Warehouse & Stables - Salt Lake City UT
- Fort Douglas: Barracks - Salt Lake City UT
- Fort Douglas: Recreation Hall & Pool - Salt Lake City UT
- Fort Douglas: Bath House & other improvements - Salt Lake City UT
- Fort Douglas: Officer Quarters - Salt Lake City UT
- Fort Douglas: NCO Quarters - Salt Lake City UT
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