• East Main Street School (former) Improvements - Amsterdam NY
    The federal Work Projects Administration worked to improve the former East Main Street School in Amsterdam, New York during the 1930s. WPA work included the modest contributions of "painting walls, ceilings, windows, doors, and cornice" as well as varnishing. The building has since been repurposed as a church.
  • Forest Ave. Bridge - Amsterdam NY
    The Forest Ave. bridge, which spans a creek between Lyon Street and Lakeview Street, was completed in 1940 with funds and labor provided by the Work Projects Administration (WPA).
  • Municipal Golf Course - Amsterdam NY
    www.amsterdammuni.com describes the development of Amsterdam, New York's Municipal Golf Course: The effort to create the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course began on July 17, 1934 with the allocation of $3,500 by the Recreation Commission , City Council and Mayor Arthur Carter. In December 1934, Mayor Carter and the Common Council approved the purchase of approximately 182 acres of land. Construction was made possible through a $100,000 federal appropriation under the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration (WPA). As many as 175 WPA employees worked on the project. The designer of the course was Robert Trent Jones, Sr., who went on to be a legend...
  • Post Office - Amsterdam NY
    The historic post office building in Amsterdam, New York "was built in 1935–1936, and is one of a number of post offices in New York State designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department under Louis A. Simon. It consists of a 2½-story, symmetrically massed brick building with 1-story side wings and a large rear wing in the Colonial Revival style. The interior features a pair of 1939 murals by Henry Schnakenberg (1892–1970)."
  • Post Office Murals - Amsterdam NY
    The historic post office building in Amsterdam, New York contains two Section of Fine Arts murals entitled "Departure of a Packet Boat" and "Sir William Johnson Conferring with the Indians" painted by Henry Schnakenberg in 1939. Also pictured here is an oil study Schnakenberg did for the mural in 1937. The oil study is a 36 x 116cm triptych. A historical description of the encounter depicted paints the scene as follows: "On July 20, 1749, a great Indian Conference was held at Albany, New York. It was attended by seven of the Colonial Governors, with their uniformed staffs and families, also the Indian...