The Works Progress Administration (WPA) produced sketches and other works for what is now known as Petersburg National Battlefield. The status and present location of these works is unknown to Living New Deal. Wallace and Conway: “In time, additional displays… read more
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed an eight-classroom school building: the former Mabel Elementary School—as well as sanitary privies for said school—in Mabel, near Zionville, North Carolina. It was one of many educational facilities constructed by the WPA in Watauga… read more
The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) provided labor for the construction of multiple facilities at Recreation Park in Asheville, NC. The CWA constructed a barracks at the park, as well as developing a skating rink…. read more
The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) supplied labor for the development of a “Rhododendron Gardens Park” in Asheville, North Carolina. The project cost was $4,089.29, all footed by the federal government. The location and status… read more
The Civil Works Administration (CWA) planted 10,000 street trees around Berkeley CA in 1933-34 and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) followed with 5,000 more, c. 1938-39. (Gazette, 3/11/39) According to the city manager of Berkeley, 15,000 flowering fruit trees had been… read more
On May 2, 1934, Public Works Administration (PWA) director and Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, “announced today he had signed a contract covering a loan of $36,000 to the Midland Continental Railroad company in North Dakota for the purchase… read more
The Civil Works Administration funded municipal improvements in Acton ME between 1933 and 1940. Acton is a rural town (1930 population 449) in York County situated next to the New Hampshire border.