• Forestry Building - Laconia NH
    "The Federal Office Building in Laconia, New Hampshire, was designed by Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect for the Public Works Branch of the Treasury Department's Procurement Division. Conceived and built during the Depression era as the United States Forestry Building, the cornerstone for the building was laid in 1939, and the building was dedicated soon after in July 1940. The building, authorized under the New Deal's colossal building program, is designed in a stripped Classical Revival style and is representative of one of several styles preferred by government architects in the 1930s."
  • Forestry Building Murals - Laconia NH
    The Treasury Section of Fine Arts funded two oil-on-canvas murals for this building: "Pulpwood Logging," painted by Philip Guston in 1941; and "Wildlife in White Mountains," painted by Musa McKim in 1941.
  • Laconia Municipal Airport - Gilford MA
    "In 1934, the original Laconia Airport was built in the vicinity of what is now the O’Shea Industrial park. The current airport was built in Gilford in 1941, with funding from the WPA (Works Progress Administration), the City of Laconia, and Belknap County. The City and County paid for the purchase of 439 acres of land, while the WPA paid for the construction of the airport. The airport served as an emergency landing field and military training center during WWII. Two runways were built." W.P.A. Official Project No.: 165‐1‐13‐49 Total project cost: $910,396.00 Sponsors: City of Laconia and Belknap County Commissioners