Spring 2012

During the Great Depression, the New Deal brought jobs, hope, and progress to America. Libraries, courthouses, airports, schools, bridges, roads, trails, and public art are part of a vast New Deal legacy America still relies on but rarely recognizes. Through our growing open source database, The Living New Deal is making visible that enduring legacy. Our website shows not only the impact of the New Deal but also what can be achieved when our country rallies to serve the needs of ordinary Americans in hard times.

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New Deal Maps

Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.

Take a look at our previous guides, equally comprehensive, covering key New Deal sites in San Francisco and New York City.