Ann Rice O’Hanlon’s was commissioned in 1934 through the Treasury Relief Art Project to create a fresco featured in Memorial Hall on the University of Kentucky’s Lexington campus. “The large fresco in the lobby of Memorial Hall depicts scenes from… read more
The WPA built the National Guard Armory in Lexington in 1941. Strong horizontal lines define the 2nd floor, front façade. The design is almost identical to that of the Richmond, Kentucky WPA armory. It is now a police fitness center… read more
In 1934, Frank Long completed two murals, entitled “Labor” and “Recreation,” for the browsing room of the University of Kentucky library, with funding from the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). The above photo depicts “Labor,” in situ, in 1939…. read more
The since-demolished McLean Stadium of the University of Kentucky was one of many structures that was either constructed or improved with the assistance of federal New Deal funds. “Although unable to secure funding for expanded seating,” Eric Moyen writes, the… read more
The University of Kentucky’s Student Center, completed 1937, is one of several buildings on the university’s campus constructed during the Great Depression with the help of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) financial assistance. The Student Center has since been expanded.