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  • Cleveland Hall (JMU) - Harrisonburg VA
    James Madison University's Cleveland Hall, originally known as Junior Hall, was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $83,000 grant and $55,632 loan for the project, whose total cost was $124,352. Construction occurred between Nov. 1935 and Oct. 1936. PWA Docket No. VA 1088
  • Post Office - Waynesboro PA
    The stately long-serving post office in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania was constructed in 1935 with federal Treasury Department funds.
  • Hinckley High School Gymnasium (former) - Hinckley UT
    The Hinckley High School Gymnasium was built in 1935-36 with funding from the federal Public Works Administration (PWA).   It was part of a larger project for the Millard County School District that included a mechanical arts building at Delta High School and a gymnasium at Millard High School in Fillmore.  Total cost for the three buildings was $130,000. Lyman and Newell (1999) suggest that the Hinckley Gym was "fully constructed under the P.W.A. program." The architects of all three were Carl W. Scott and George W. Welch. The contractors were Talboe and Litchfield.  The Hinckley gym is an example of stylized...
  • Madison Brown Gymnasium Improvements - Madison IN
    Originally the high school gymnasium, built in 1924, now a city recreation facility. Improved by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), including extensive repairs after the disastrous flood of 1937.
  • Johnson County Fairground - Franklin IN
    The Works Progress Administration built the Johnson County Fairground in Franklin IN.
  • Mill Creek Park: Retaining Wall - Youngstown OH
    Retaining wall that borders the Artists' Trail in Mill Creek Park. Built by the Works Progress Administration between 1935 and 1936.
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: Navy Hall - Bloomsburg PA
    Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Navy Hall at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg PA. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, then known as the Bloomsburg State Teachers College, benefited during the Great Depression from a large construction project enabled by the PWA. The agency provided a $184,604 grant for the project, whose final cost was $584,097. Construction occurred between January 1938 and July 1939. (PWA Docket No. 1866.) Four buildings were constructed on the campus, including a gymnasium and shop/storage building. The present status of these structures is unknown to Living New Deal. According to the Bloomsburg University Archives, "Navy Hall,...
  • Glenn H. Curtiss Memorial School (former) - Hammondsport NY
    The Works Progress Administration built the Glenn H. Curtiss Memorial School in Hammondsport NY. Originally the facility was the K-12 central school for Hammondsport, NY. It opened in 1936 and closed in 2010. Now in private hands.
  • Potomac State College: Improvements, Repairs, and Maintenance – Keyser WV
    Potomac State College (PSC) in Keyser, West Virginia, received a great deal of aid from the New Deal’s National Youth Administration (NYA). As early as October 1935, 45 PSC students were in the NYA program (34 men and 11 women), with their financial assistance ranging from "thirty dollars, the lowest amount allotted any individual a term, to one hundred dollars" (The Pasquino, 10-9-1935). A year later, with NYA enrollment growing to over 50 students, Ernest E. Church, the president of PSC, summarized the arrangement: "The whole N.Y.A. program is to assist worthy students to secure a college education by providing necessary...
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: Tennis Courts - Bloomsburg PA
    Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Tennis Courts at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg PA. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, then known as the Bloomsburg State Teachers College, benefited during the Great Depression from a large construction project enabled by the PWA. The agency provided a $184,604 grant for the project, whose final cost was $584,097. Construction occurred between January 1938 and July 1939. (PWA Docket No. 1866.) Four buildings were constructed on the campus, including a gymnasium and shop/storage building. The present status of these structures is unknown to Living New Deal. According to the Bloomsburg University Archives, "A set...
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