• Ellicott Island Park Facilities - Tonawanda NY
    Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry states that "The majority of the original park was acquired through the purchasing of private land and County tax foreclosures (1936 & 1937).... WPA crews built structural construction. The WPA structures included the Boathouse & concession stand (1939), shelters, recreation facilities, and the boat dock. Ellicott Island, A.K.A Island at "three mile bend" was constructed to make the creek more navigable and divert canal traffic. Charles Ellicott, a Landscape Architect, heavily influenced the island in the design process. The spur in development in the late 30's through the 40's created the peak popularity...
  • Post Office - Tonawanda NY
    The historic post office building in Tonawanda, New York was constructed between 1939 and 1940, 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. The building is in the Colonial Revival style and features a central pavilion crowned by a cupola and flanked by end pavilions with gable roofs. The interior once featured a mural by Symeon Shimin, but it was removed and has disappeared. An addition to the north was added in 1964."
  • Post Office Fresco (destroyed) - Tonawanda NY
    The historic post office building in Tonawanda, New York housed an example of New Deal artwork: a Symeon Shimin fresco, title unknown, showing 'contemporary Tonawanda.' The Section of Fine Arts-commissioned work has since been destroyed.
  • Sheridan Park Improvements - Tonawanda NY
    Sheridan Park in Tonawanda, New York was one of a number of parks in Erie County improved ca. 1936 by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA).
  • Storm Sewers - Tonawanda NY
    A storm sewer construction project in Tonawanda, New York was undertaken with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $45,000 loan and $17,949 grant toward the $60,226 eventual total cost of the project. Work occurred between April and July 1935. (PWA Docket No. NY 4533)
  • Wheeler Street Fire Hall - Tonawanda NY
    WPA crews built the Wheeler Street fire hall in Tonawanda in 1938 for Niagara Hose Company #3.