The WPA improved streets in the vicinity of and running through Natural Bridges State Park in 1938.
The WPA made "alterations and construct[ed] new addition to the Santa Cruz County Hospital and improve[d] grounds" in 1942. Exact location and current status of this hospital unknown.
WPA workers were engaged in "landscaping, building equestrian trails and installing sprinkler systems in Santa Cruz parks."
Research done by local librarians has uncovered that the WPA constructed: sewer main, laying sewer pipe and construct manholes (1935) drainage system for flood control (1936) sanitation-the elimination of insanitary [sic] devices by the construction of sanitary privies in rural… read more
WPA workers in Santa Cruz engaged in a variety of roadwork in Santa Cruz County: "Construct fire trail and motorway on Coast Road (1935) Improving various roads not in the Federal Aid System (1935) Rocking roads in vicinity of Soquel… read more
Phone: (831)423-0109 Access Hours: M-F 5am-7 pm; Sat 5am-6 pm Constructed by the Works Progress Administration in 1936, this building is home to Henrietta Shore’s murals depicting Santa Cruz industry: “Cabbage Farming,” “Limestone Quarries,” “Artichoke,” and “Fishing.”
Four oil on canvas murals depicting Santa Cruz’s industry: “Cabbage Farming,” “Limestone Quarries,” “Artichoke,” and “Fishing.” “The vivid paintings show limestone quarry workers, men picking artichokes and fishermen at the waters edge. One painting, titled Cabbage Culture, shows three farm… read more