• Infrastructure Improvements - Roseville CA
    "Federal Employment Office was established in Roseville in October 1934, and between May 1935-May 1936, some 2,036 people were put to work.Unskilled laborers were paid an hourly rate of 45 cents while skilled workers earned 60 cents an hour and supervisors and overseers were paid $1.10 per hour. During the next few years, Works Project Administration (WPA) and Public Works Administration (PWA) appropriations were used to pave miles of city streets and provide curbs, gutters, storm sewers and other municipal improvements...Public acceptance of New Deal policies resulted in sweeping local victories for FDR in the 1936, 1940 and 1944 elections."
  • Post Office - Roseville CA
    The historic post office in Roseville, California was constructed in 1935 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork inside, is still in use today.
  • Post Office Relief - Roseville CA
    The Roseville, California post office's New Deal-sponsored 12' by 3' wood relief, entitled "The Letter," depicting the reception of a letter is divided into three panels.
  • Roseville City Hall Annex - Roseville CA
    In 1936, the WPA completed the addition of this two-story annex next to the old city hall. At the time it housed a new jail, but no longer does so. An excerpt from the archive photo below reads: "This project has provided the City Police Department with a modern jail. The old jail was inadequate to handle the demand. The town being a railroad division point, results in numerous transients to deal with. Front view of City Hall - under this project the interior and exterior of building were remodeled and a new jail addition 10'x26' was built."
  • WPA Sidewalks - Roseville CA
    "Other notable WPA projects in Placer County include a sewage treatment plant in Auburn and sidewalks in Roseville. In fact, the WPA stamp still graces some sidewalks in Roseville. The WPA always left a marker or a stamp in fresh concrete to identify its projects. This wasnt done for pride of work alone, but was an effective marketing tool. People saw WPA as they moved through their daily lives and it assured them that the program had a measurable effect on their community."