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  • A. H. Stephens State Historic Park - Crawfordville GA
    "A. H. Stephens Historic Park contains tent and trailer sites, picnic sites, and fishing ponds, as well as a nature trail and rustic cabins, and was mostly built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, beginning in 1933." (wikipedia) The park "is located in a beautiful loblolly pine forest planted in the early 1930’s by the CCC."   (https://www.reserveamerica.com) The WPA also worked in the park.  
  • American Legion Post 105 - Fayetteville GA
    The facility that now serves as American Legion Post 105, in Fayetteville, Georgia, was constructed as a federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1935. "Lastly, I'd like to highlight the fact that we're rapidly approaching our 100th birthday. You might have noticed in my video, my home post, which I've got a couple of post members here, was built in 1935 by the WPA, and it's a log cabin. We're awful proud of what we do in Post 105 in Fayette, Georgia. We have a culture of growth. Since I've been a member, we've grown from 81 members to 307...
  • Augusta Museum Visitor's Center Mural - Augusta GA
    Arnold Friedman painted this oil on canvas mural, entitled "Environs of Warrentown," in 1940 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It was originally installed in the Warrentown post office but was removed in the early 1980's because of complaints about the mural's subject matter.
  • Augusta Post Office Mural (in storage) - Augusta GA
    This Treasury Section of Fine Arts mural was painted by William Dean Faussett in tempera on gesso in 1939. From contributor Jimmy Emerson, DVM: "It was originally installed in the Augusta PO but now is in storage in the Augusta Museum of Art. It erroneously depicts Oglethorpe's arriving in Augusta by water. He actually arrived over land." The mural has been in storage at the Augusta Museum of Art since 2004.
  • Baker Avenue Improvements - Augusta GA
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked to improve Baker Avenue in Augusta, Georgia ca. 1936.
  • Barrow County Museum Bas Relief - Winder GA
    Marion Sanford completed this plaster bas relief, entitled "Weighing Cotton," in 1939 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts in what was originally the Winder post office. It is viewable in the Exhibit Room of the Barrow County Museum.
  • Beaver Dam School (former) Reconstruction - Bleckley County GA
    The Beaver Dam school in Bleckley County, Georgia, served African-American children and was rebuilt by the WPA between 1935 and 1936. (Current status and exact location within Bleckley County unknown to the Living New Deal)
  • Beeson Hall (GCSU) - Milledgeville GA
    Beeson Hall was one of multiple buildings constructed on the GCSU campus with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. It was completed in 1937.
  • Booker T. Washington High School Improvements - Atlanta GA
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) developed the grounds of Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia ca. 1936.
  • Bowden Golf Course - Macon GA
    The WPA helped build Bowden Golf Course in 1940. From the Bowden Golf Course website: "The 18-hole Bowden Golf Course in Macon, Georgia is a public golf course that opened in 1940. Designed by W.P.A., Bowden Golf Course measures 6570 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 119 and a 69.7 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels." According to Georgia Public Broadcasting, only the benches and pump house are original to the WPA construction. The course was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.  
  • Boyd Park Pavilion - La Grange GA
    The WPA constructed a city pool and pavilion for La Grange's city park in 1935. It was closed in 2007. The whole park is now undergoing extensive renovations. The pool is no longer there, but the original pavilion is being rehabilitated. The project is expected to be completed in late 2015.
  • Brunswick Country Club - Brunswick GA
    A former municipal golf course in Brunswick Georgia built by Donald Ross and the WPA. It was purchased in the 1950's as a private club and has recently been rehabilitated.
  • Camp Lacretia - Villa Rica GA
    Located on the original Bankhead Highway, also known as the Villa Rica-Carrollton Road (1917 route) the Williams Family farm is southwest of Villa Rica, Georgia. The farmhouse was built in 1891 and the farm remained in business in the Great Depression. In the 1930s, Felix Williams with the assistance of the Carroll County Commissioner went to Washington, DC to lobby for a CCC camp on the farm. Their efforts were award a camp on 18 August1935. A portion of the farm was leased to the CCC. In 1936 the CCC built a road from the Carrollton-Villa Rica Road to the...
  • Charles R. Adams Park - Atlanta GA
    Charles R. Adams Park is a 32-acre public city park located in southwest Atlanta, Georgia. The park is surrounded by the neighborhood of Cascade Heights. Construction of the park began in the mid-1930s, and the dedication ceremony took place in 1940. The park used county funds, federal relief money and Works Progress Administration labor to construct many of the facilities and landscape features. William L. Monroe, Sr., a noted Atlanta landscaper, is credited with the design. "The property consists of a 32-acre designed landscape including passive greenspace, a lake and stream, and active recreational and community facilities. The...
  • Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park - Fort Oglethorpe GA
    Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park preserves two civil war battles. The park was established in the late 19th century. During the Depression, the "Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park had four camps at its disposal. Troops at these facilities performed a variety of missions, including construction of roads, fire trails, bridle paths, as well as landscaping, tree surgery, and erosion control." The last CCC camp in the park closed in April 1942.
  • City Hall - Cuthbert GA
    This art deco brick building was constructed by the WPA starting in 1940. "Cuthbert’s Mid-Century Modern City Hall was a project of the WPA, near the tail-end of funding for the New Deal agency. It’s a quiet landmark of governmental architecture and utilitarian design. The lists the names of the committee members who oversaw its construction."
  • City Hall (former) - Cedartown GA
    In 1935, the Works Progress Administration funded the construction of a new city hall for Cedartown. Designed by Atlanta architect Otis Clay Poundstone, the Neoclassical Revival style city hall stands out as it overlooks downtown with Main Street (old US 27) curving around the building. In terms of practicality, this allowed for the addition of a wing in which the fire department was housed. The building also houses the police department and a city auditorium. The city hall was replaced in 1976 with a new Civic Complex to the east, and this became an annex for the Polk County Courthouse...
  • City Hall (former) - Dalton GA
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed Dalton, Georgia's old City Hall in 1936. The building is still municipally owned, and serves as a secondary city office building.
  • City Hall (former) - Dalton GA
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed Dalton’s old City Hall in 1936. The building is still municipally owned and serves as a secondary city office building.
  • City Hall (Old Post Office) - Commerce GA
    The historic City Hall building in Commerce, Georgia was constructed with federal funds as the community's post office ca. 1936. The building housed an example of New Deal artwork, which has since been relocated.
  • City Hall (Old Post Office) - Jesup GA
    Constructed by the Treasury in 1936 as the Jesup post office. It now houses the Jesup City Hall.
  • City Hall Parking Lot - Atlanta GA
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a parking lot at Atlanta's City Hall in 1936. Its status is presently unknown to Living New Deal.
  • Coastal Archaeological Expedition - St. Simons Island GA
    The WPA financed Preston Holders "excavations of prehistoric and early contact Indian sites on the Georgia Coast, from Savannah to St. Simons Island, between April 1936 and February 1938... "Excavations on St. Simons Island and Vicinity, 1936-1937," which is familiar to Coastal archaeologists, provides a brief and accurate description of his excavations on St. Simons Island at the Airport (Site I), the Sea Island Mound (II), the Charlie King Mound (III), and Gascoigne Bluff (IV), with a progress report on Cannon's Point (V). Less well known are the further details of his work at Cannon's Point, of his two-month excavations at...
  • Conley Street Improvements - Macon GA
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked to improve what was then known as Ham Street (since renamed Conley Street) in College Park, Georgia ca. 1936.
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau Mural - Augusta GA
    From contributor Jimmy Emerson, DVM: "Post Office mural entitled "Plantation, Transportation, Education" was painted by Abraham Harriton in 1941. In 1987, the newly appointed Postmaster had the mural removed from the wall of the post office. It now hangs in the Augusta Convention and Visitor's Bureau in the old Enterprise Mill."
  • Courthouse Mural - Gainesville GA
    On the third floor of the federal courthouse (then the post office) is a 1936 TRAP mural entitled "Morgan's Raiders" painted by Daniel Boza.
  • Crane Eater School (former) - Calhoun GA
    In 1934 the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) completed a Civil Works Administration (CWA) project in Crane Eater, Georgia, about six miles east of Calhoun: a two-room schoolhouse. The location and status of the building is unknown to Living New Deal.
  • Douglas County High School - Douglasville GA
    "It contains 10 classrooms, an auditorium, a library, and other facilities. The building is not fireproof. The outer walls are cinder block, covered with brick veneer. The interior and roof framing are wood. The auditorium roof is carried on steel trusses supported by steel columns. The upper part of the auditorium is constructed of wood, covered with wood siding. The project was completed in December 1936. The total cost of construction, including equipment, was $52,038 and the cost of the project was $58,492."
  • Emanuel County Court House Mural - Swainsboro GA
    "Experimenting with the First Model of the Cotton Gin" was painted by Edna Reindel with funding from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts for what was then the local post office. The post office has since been incorporated into the Emanuel County Court House. Viewing can be arranged through the County Clerk's office.
  • F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain GA
    F. D. Roosevelt State Park is the largest state park in Georgia: "Many facilities within the park were built by FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, including stone cabins overlooking the mountain, a Liberty Bell-shaped swimming pool, and the arched bridge at Hwys. 190 and 354. A small lake is open to fishing and canoeing, and picnic shelters are available for group gatherings."   (www.pinemountain.org)
  • Fort Hawkins Restoration - Macon GA
    Between 1935 and 1938, the WPA performed structural renovation and historic restoration work at this site. From Wikipedia: From 1928, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Macon Kiwanis Club raised funds to create a replica of one of the blockhouses to memorialize the fort. In 1933 the government began archaeological excavations at the Ocmulgee Old Fields, supported by workers and funding of the US Works Progress Administration (WPA) under President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression. In 1936, one of the archaeologists, Gordon R. Willey, did enough work at Fort Hawkins to establish the original "footprint" of the...
  • Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth GA
    Fort Mountain State Park in northern Georgia was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s. Part of the Cohutta Mountain Range, the park gained its name for a stone structure located along a mountaintop in the area.   The park officially opened in 1936. The CCC built the park’s infrastructure and constructed many of its facilities such as the lake and recreational buildings. CCC work crews also did forestry work and made hiking trails. “One of the most notable contributions by the CCC,” according to Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, “is the large stone fire tower that stands...
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument Restoration - Tybee Island GA
    "In the beginning of the P.W.A. practically every one of the national parks received financial assistance from it. Some of the parks and monuments were new and unimproved and others needed finishing. Among the many buildings were the Administrative Building and Museum near Hot Springs, Arkansas, the Administrative Building and Museum at Chickamauga, and the restoration of Fort Pulaski in Georgia. This old fort was built in 1810. The project consisted of repairs and rehabilitation and provision of space for a museum. The work was completed in July 1936 at a construction cost of $76,453."
  • Georgia College & State University - Milledgeville GA
    The Georgia College & State University campus in Milledgeville, Georgia was heavily impacted by New Deal program construction. Multiple buildings were constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds, including Beeson, Sanford, and Porter Halls.
  • Georgia Southern University Museum Mural - Statesboro GA
    Caroline Speare Rohland completed this 5' x 13' mural, entitled "Spring," in 1941 with funds provided by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). "The mural was originally in the Sylvania GA post office. It was removed in 1980 and rolled up in a closet until 1995. Removed in 1980. Now on indefinite loan to the Georgia Southern University Museum. Restored 1995 by the artist Jared Fogel and Charles Martin of Statesboro GA." (newdealartregistry.org)    
  • Georgia State Prison - Reidsville GA
    Georgia State Prison was constructed as a massive federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project during the mid-1930s. It is located southwest of Reidsville and has been extensively remodeled and expanded since its opening in 1938. The PWA supplied a loan of $1,142,000 and a grant of $358,000 for the project. Primary construction occurred between Jan. 1935 and Dec. 1936. PWA Docket No. GA 714 "The State purchased the 7,000-acre Tattnall County farm and an additional 900 acres to be used as a building site, and with a loan and grant from the P.W.A. this up-to-date prison was constructed. The project includes the administration...
  • Georgia State University: Alumni Hall Improvements - Atlanta GA
    This structure was originally built as the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium in 1907-09. It was thoroughly renovated with WPA assistance in 1938 and given a new facade in 1943. The building was sold to Georgia State University in 1979, and now serves as the school's Alumni Hall, also known as Dahlberg Hall.
  • Georgia Tech - Atlanta GA
    Numerous building construction projects on the Georgia Tech campus were enabled by various federal New Deal agencies during the Great Depression. The Civil Works Administration (CWA), Works Progress Administration (WPA), and Public Works Administration (PWA) all contributed support to various projects, some of which are no longer extant.
  • Georgia Tech: Brittain Dining Hall Addition - Atlanta GA
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed an addition to Georgia Tech's Brittain Dining Hall.
  • Georgia Tech: Ceramics Building Addition - Atlanta GA
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed an addition to the Ceramics Building on the Georgia Tech campus. The addition "comprises the largest portion of the building. The new work doubled the floor space of the department and increased the number of rooms by ten." The exact location of the facility on the Georgia Tech campus, and the building's present status, is unknown to Living New Deal.
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