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  • Waterworks - Braymer MO
    The PWA constructed this waterworks facility in Braymer with funds appropriated in 1938. The PWA also did extensive sewer construction in Braymer. From the Daily Capital News, Juney 23, 1938: The Public Works Administration began its 1938 spending-lending program today with allotments of $41,632,717 in grants and $9,021,000 of loans for 291 projects. Howard A. Gray, assistant administrator, said the 291 projects would involve $92,520,374 of construction... The allotments included: Braymer, Mo., waterworks, $31,090; Braymer, Mo., sewer system, $22,091; Kansas City, Mo., municipal bldg:, $443,623; King City, Mo., sewer, $29,250; Kirksville, Mo., paving, $204,545; Leadwood, Mo., gymnasium, $30,240; Milan, Mo., courthouse, $56,454...
  • Waterworks - Kennett MO
    The Kennett waterworks improvement project was constructed in a $40,000 effort by the PWA in 1939. It has been expanded since then with a total of 3 water towers presently.
  • Waterworks - Pilot Grove MO
    These municipal waterworks were completed in 1936 at a total cost of $43,495. The federal New Deal Public Works Administration provided a $19,280 grant as well as a 20,000 loan to support the project.  
  • Wayne County Courthouse - Greenville MO
    The county seat of Wayne county moved to this location when the construction of the Lake Wappapello Dam forced the movement of the entire town of Greenville, previously located along the St. Francis River. The building cost about $98,000.  Construction by the Works Progress Administration started in 1941 and was completed in 1943.      
  • Webster County Courthouse - Marshfield MO
    This is the third courthouse built in Webster County and is constructed of Carthage Marble with art deco elements on the walls and a top floor jail. "The Works Progressive Administration (WPA) was instrumental in the construction of Webster County’s Courthouse. Between 1939 and 1941, Marshfield saw WPA workers aiding in the construction of the new courthouse, as well as helping work on Marshfield’s sewer system; at one point, more than 124 workers were assigned to the project, which consisted of digging and laying 13 miles of pipe throughout town. The new courthouse was complete by 1942 and is still in use...
  • Wells Hall, Northwest Missouri State University - Maryville MO
    Wells Hall was built by the PWA in 1938 to house the library, and is named after the university's first librarian, Edwin C. Wells.  Currently, it houses offices for Communication, Theatre, Modern Languages, Mass Communication, and TV and radio stations.  It has a brick façade with concrete elements that blend with the buildings throughout the campus.
  • West Elementary School - Jefferson City MO
    In 1938, the PWA built this large white-painted school with modern deco elements on the front façade. It is currently in use by the Jefferson City public school system.
  • Wilderness School - Wilderness MO
    This Work Projects Administration building was constructed in 1939 as a Wilderness School using local materials. A large rock wall and well also benefited from the skilled masonry of New Deal craftsmen. As of 2014, the building has been repurposed, presently functioning as a Baptist church.
  • Willard School - Kirksville MO
    Built at the same time as the Greenwood School and designed by the same firm, the Willard School in Kirksville shares architectural similarities with the former school. Willard was constructed in Northwest Kirksville and is now used for other purposes such as storage for an adjacent child care center.
  • William Cullen Bryant Elementary School Additions - Kansas City MO
    The original parts of this school were constructed in 1915 with a cut rock base, brick and cut rock accents. The north side of the school, which faces the paved playground/parking area, is the main entry to the school. In 1939, the Public Works Administration (PWA) completed additions on the south side of the building, which has a predominately brick façade.  
  • Wright School - Frontenac MO
    Constructed with federal funding in 1935-36.  The  Wright school was initially in St. Louis County and was not affiliated with a school district, but then joined the Ladue School District.  The Wright School was an elementary school for many years, but became the Ladue District early childhood center in 1982.  The property is currently for sale.
  • Zalma School - Zalma MO
    Like many nearby New Deal projects, this Works Progress Administration community school features high quality stone craftsmanship. The building presently serves as a combined junior and senior high school for the rural Zalma R-5 School District.  
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