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  • U.S. Marine Hospital (former) Additions - Memphis TN
    Construction of new additions to the 1884 US Marine Hospital in Memphis began in 1933, although the majority of the work was completed by WPA crews after 1935 (Van West, 2001, p. 94). Buildings added by WPA were the 3-story neoclassical hospital building, a nurses dormitory, and junior officers quarters (Metal Museum). The hospital closed in 1965 and currently houses the Metal Museum.
  • Wrightsville Dam - Montpelier VT
    A flood in 1927 brought about plans to construct four flood control projects, made possible by the New Deal and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Wrightsville Dam is one of those. Construction began in August 1933  and was completed in October 1935. The dam is earthfill with stone slope protection. It is 1,525 feet long and 115 feet high. The dam and reservoir are located on the North Branch of the Winooski River, about  three miles north of Montpelier on Route 12.  Its main purpose is to protect Montpelier. According to the US Army Corps of Engineers: "Wrightsville Reservoir was one of four...
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park Development - Peninsula OH
    Between 1933 and 1939, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) provided labor for the construction of the Virginia Kendall Park Reserve, now Cuyahoga Valley National Park (est. 2000), in Peninsula, Ohio during the Great Depression. 530 acres of land willed and transferred to the Akron Municipal Parks Board and under the leadership of Harold S. Wagner and F.A. Sieberling petitioned the CCC in August 1933 for a camp. It was granted and in December of that year Unit #576 arrived with 208 recruits first under the command of of Lt. JR Tobin and soon replaced by Captain AW Belden. The CCC camp...
  • Stowe Mountain Resort - Stowe VT
    "Among most impressive projects was the C.C.C.’s construction of the first ski trails on the mountain in Mt. Mansfield State Forest. Charles Lord, a civil engineer overseeing a twenty-five-man work crew from the Moscow camp, carved out several trails, among them: the Ski Master, the Overland, the Perry Merrill, Lord, the S-53, and the Nose Dive. At the base of Nose Drive, the C.C.C. crew constructed a large parking area to accommodate several hundred cars." Lift serviced skiing at present day Stowe started when Sepp Ruschp and the Mt. Mansfield Ski Club opened a rope tow on the Toll House slope...
  • East Barre Dam - East Barre VT
    "The East Barre Dam was one of four flood damage reduction projects constructed in Vermont by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Construction was overseen by the Corps’ North Atlantic Division. The construction costs of East Barre Dam were not calculated separately because of accounting procedures, but instead lumped together with the construction costs of Waterbury Reservoir, Wrightsville Reservoir, and the Winooski River Local Protection Project. The construction costs of these four projects totaled $13.7 million. Following completion, East Barre Dam was turned over to the State of Vermont for operation and maintenance. The project provides flood protection primarily to...
  • Water System - Aberdeen SD
    A massive waterworks construction project in Aberdeen, South Dakota was undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $480,000 loan and $174,667 grant; the total cost of the project was $656,538. Work occurred between November 1933 and February 1935. (PWA Docket No. SD 1228)
  • Lillian Peek Home Economics Building - Mineral Wells TX
    The first free-standing house built for home economics education was constructed in Mineral Wells, Texas following site selection by state supervisor of home economics Lillian Peek in 1933. It was completed by federal labor using native stone, and was occupied by students in February 21, 1934.* The building style was "semi-Georgian" (Shubert, 2013) and included a foods laboratory (kitchen with 6 units), clothing laboratory (sewing machines), living and dining room (with rustic faux fireplace), terrace, bedroom, and bath room. The cottage cost $11,200 for construction with additional costs for furnishing. Along with an amphitheater originally constructed in 1937, the building...
  • Street Improvements - Utica NY
    A street improvement project in Utica, New York was undertaken with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Work occurred between December 1933 and April 1934. (PWA Docket No. NY 2271)
  • Chinsegut Overseers Cabin - Brooksville FL
    Small front gable cabin in poor repair. Housed the CCC workers' overseer, LT Long, at the agricultural focused camp. The cabin is in poor repair.
  • Municipal Improvements - Jaffrey NH
    Throughout the New Deal, various agencies contributed to the improvement of Jaffrey, a small town of 2,800 (1930 Census) according to annual town reports. 1933 "Through an arrangement with the District Nursing Association and the State Supervisor of Health, Miss Margaret Harris began work as School Nurse December 1st. All pupils have been thoroughly examined and follow-up work carried on. Miss Josephine Cassidy, a graduate of Keene Normal School, was assigned to this union as a C. W. A. worker, and assisted Miss Harris from Dec. 1st until Feb. 15th." 1934 Classes in Adult Education, carried on as a Federal Emergency Education Project, were...
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