• Alhambra High School Gymnasium - Alhambra CA
    On October 14, 1938, the Daily Pacific Builder reported that a PWA contract of $63,840 had been awarded for the construction of a boys' gym at Alhambra City High School. The plans had been prepared by architect John Walker Smart, and Steed Bros. won the construction contract.
  • Alhambra High School Renovation - Alhambra CA
    The science building at Alhambra High School was renovated in 1935 with New Deal funding, including from the Los Angeles County Relief Administration. Twenty-five laborers and 12 skilled tradesmen were employed on the project.
  • Community Gardens (former) - Alhambra CA
    Three different community gardens were built under one State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) project in the cities of Alhambra (at Orange & Fremont streets), Pomona, and Arcadia. The gardens are no longer extant.
  • Emery Park Elementary School Playground Improvements - Alhambra CA
    In March 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out improvements to the playground at Emery Park Elementary School in Alhambra, CA. The work consisted of grading approximately 6,000 square yards and paving.
  • Fremont Elementary School Improvements - Alhambra CA
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out improvements to the grounds at Fremont Elementary School in Alhambra, CA.
  • Mark Keppel High School - Alhambra CA
    The construction of Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra, CA, was primarily funded by Public Works Administration (PWA) grants in 1938. The Daily Pacific Builder cites bids being collected for contracts on the school's administration, physical education, and industrial arts buildings, as well as for heating and ventilation work. According to the school's website, "The morning of December 19, 1938 dawned damp and cool. Nevertheless, workmen eager to earn a day's pay huddled in groups in the field that sloped downward toward the streetcar tracks, airport hangers, and a Valley Boulevard awakening to light work-bound traffic. As they waited for their...
  • Pedestrian Tunnel - Alhambra CA
    From April to June 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a pedestrian tunnel at Valley Boulevard and 6th Street in Alhambra, CA. It was intended to improve pedestrian safety for Ramona Elementary School students. According to a WPA official, "This tunnel, built of reinforced concrete, is 165 feet long, 8 feet high and seven feet wide; the stair approaches are 22 feet each. The walls are plastered and pebble-dashed and an Auto-Electric Light system installed. The approach walls are stairs are guarded by ornamental iron rails. When excavating, a sand formation was encountered at the North approach which caused considerable...
  • Post Office - Alhambra CA
    This New Deal post office was built in 1935 and boasts the usual Henry Morgenthau Jr. cornerstone. John W. Smart was the architect, Louis A. Simon the supervising architect, and Neal A. Melick the supervising engineer.
  • Post Office Murals - Alhambra CA
    Gordon Grant painted three tempera murals at the post office in Alhambra, CA. The murals—"El Paysano," "El Gringo," and "El Indio"—were funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts (TSFA). All three were subsequently painted over.
  • Reservoir - Alhambra CA
    The construction of a reservoir in Alhambra, CA, received New Deal funding.