Appalachian State University Development – Boone NC

Appalachian State University, then known as Appalachian State Teachers College (A.S.T.C), was substantially improved and developed as part of infrastructure and building construction projects on the institution’s campus. Numerous New Deal organizations, including the Civil Works Administration (CWA), Federal Emergency… read more

Biltmore Avenue Widening – Asheville NC

Biltmore Avenue Widening, Asheville, NC

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) supplied labor for the widening of Merrimon Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina. The cost of the project was $32,351.40, which was mostly borne by the federal government. “In Asheville,… read more

Broadway Street Widening and Paving- Asheville NC

Broadway Street Widening, Asheville, NC

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) supplied labor for the widening of Broadway Street in Asheville, North Carolina. The cost of the project was $26,209.30, which was mostly borne by the federal government. Furthermore, the… read more

Horney Heights Swimming Pool – Asheville NC

Horney Heights Swimming Pool

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) supplied labor for the construction or improvement of what was called the Horney Heights Swimming Pool in West Asheville. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed the project. The location… read more

Merrimon Avenue Widening – Asheville NC

Merrimon Avenue Widening [(4) during and (5) after]

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) supplied labor for the widening of Merrimon Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina. The cost of the project was $17,297.14, which was mostly borne by the federal government. “In Asheville,… read more

North Fork (Burnett) Reservoir and Dam – Black Mountain NC

North Fork Dam

Two New Deal work relief programs: the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) were responsible for the construction of a dam impounding the North Fork Reservoir (a.k.a. Burnett Reservoir) north of Black Mountain, North Carolina, part… read more

Recreation Park Facilities – Asheville NC

Recreation Park Skating Rink, Asheville, NC

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) provided labor for the construction of multiple facilities at Recreation Park in Asheville, NC. The CWA constructed a barracks at the park, as well as developing a skating rink…. read more

Station 5 (former) Improvements – Asheville NC

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) provided labor for the renovation of Asheville’s old Station 5 firehouse, in Biltmore Village. The building, which served as a fire station until 1975, is now privately owned. “Under… read more