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  • Berkeley Springs Sanitarium Rehabilitation - Berkeley Springs WV
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed rehabilitation work at the Berkeley Springs Sanitarium. The work was done following the 1936 spring floods that had damaged the facilities. The high water left behind mold and debris in the Sanitarium building. The work done by WPA crews also included repairing and cleaning the pool, which used water from the therapeutic Berkeley Springs.
  • Playground Improvements - Bisbee AZ
    Garfield School, a public school located on upper Tombstone Canyon at the intersection of Pace Avenue, was completed in 1917. In 1939 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) enlarged the playground and tennis courts, and built retaining walls that contain multiple WPA stamps set in the concrete. A bronze WPA plaque can be found on the road on Pace Avenue, in front of the playground. Today, the former school serves as a bed and breakfast. Official Bulletin of the Works Progress in Arizona Volume I, No. 2: February 1936, p. 8: “Complete tennis court at Lowell School, Bisbee: Construction of a concrete doubles tennis...
  • Sandstone School Addition - Sandstone MN
    Sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the auditorium / gymnasium addition to the Sandstone School constructed in 1936 was accomplished as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project. The PWA provided a grant of $24,966 for the project, whose total cost was $129,701. NRHP, re the addition: "It is a two story wing with a flat roof and constructed of a similar Kettle River Sandstone. The front entrance to this section is in the form of a semi-circular arch, complementary to the two entries to the original building. This addition houses an auditorium." "Throughout its history, the school served as both...
  • Warren Ballpark Grandstands - Bisbee AZ
    The Works Progress Administration  (WPA) built grandstands for the Warren Ballpark in Bisbee. The stadium was built by the C&A Mining Co. in 1909. By the 1930s, the Phelps Dodge Corporation had purchased the C&A Mining Co. and had inherited the Warren Ballpark complete with old wooden grandstands that needed to be replaced. In 1936, the Bisbee Unified School District purchased the ballpark from the mining company for $10. It turned the ballpark into public property eligible for WPA improvements. The superintendent of the Bisbee Unified School District was R.E. Souers. In addition to being the superintendent, he was also the president of the...
  • Town Hall - Harrison NJ
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $99,470 grant for construction of the Town Hall for Harrison, New Jersey. The building bears a 1936 cornerstone. Completed in 1937, the total cost of the project was $313,245. PWA Docket No. NJ 1168
  • Library - Harrison NJ
    The Harrison N.J. Public Library was constructed in 1936-8 as a New Deal project: the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $42,476 grant for the project. "The overall dimensions of the building are 94 by 60 feet. In the basement there are a community room, staff room, workroom, boiler room, and toilets. On the first floor are a reading room, a stack room, and librarian's office. There is an exhibit room on the mezzanine floor. It is fireproof with concrete floors, steel trusses, and brick bearing walls. The roofing is slate. It was completed in February 1938 at a construction cost of $79,041...
  • Wantage Elementary School - Wantage NJ
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $81,000 grant for construction of a new school building in Wantage, New Jersey. Completed in 1937, the total cost of the project, which still operates as the Wantage Elementary School, was $181,206. PWA Docket No. NJ 1158
  • School - Bloomsbury NJ
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $23,392 grant for construction of a new school building in Bloomsbury, New Jersey. Constructed in 1936, the total cost of the project, which still operates as the Bloomsbury Public School, was $52,312. PWA Docket No. NJ 1156
  • School - Washington NJ
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $27,000 grant for construction of a school in Washington, New Jersey, in 1936. Total cost of the project was $59,153. Living New Deal believes this to be what is now known as Warren Hills Regional Middle School. PWA Docket No. NJ 1107
  • School - Leesburg NJ
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $37,636 grant for construction of a school in Leesburg, New Jersey. Total cost of the project was $86,205. The location and status of this facility, which was completed in 1937, is presently unknown to Living New Deal. PWA Docket No. NJ 1060
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