Then known as the West Chester State Teachers College, West Chester University of Pennsylvania benefited during the Great Depression from a large construction project enabled by the federal Public Works Administration (PWA). The PWA provided a $240,924 grant for the project, whose… read more
“Between 1933 and 1941, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had a work camp at Owl’s Gap (S-60-PA), east of the park. The corps members built pavilions, roads, beach and restrooms during this period. In 1935, the CCC dismantled the old… read more
“The Wyoming Valley Airport, located in Forty Fort and Wyoming and built in the 1920s, was expanded and given a paved runway through WPA, enabling it to handle passenger and freight traffic – including early air mail — and help… read more
The PWA completed this stone fire observation tower atop Mt. Penn, overlooking Reading, PA and the surrounding area, in 1939. From the Literary and Cultural Heritage Map of Pennsylvania interactive website: “When President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal created the… read more
“President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal allowed for the expansion of the school in 1936. During this time, a Federal Public Works Administration project added six classrooms on the western side of the building. Following this expansion, Wilson High School… read more
An addition to the Wyoming County Courthouse in Tunkhannock, PA was constructed in 1939 as a New Deal project: the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $29,844 grant for the project, whose total cost was $61,882. PWA Docket No. PA [X]2080
“The oldest section of the high school was begun in 1938 and opened to students in September 1939. … The federal Public Works Administration under President Franklin D. Roosevelt funded 45 percent of the school’s $600,000 cost. Designed by architect… read more
Originally constructed as a gymnasium, what is now Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall at East Stroudsburg University was one of four buildings constructed as a New Deal project. Work was sponsored by the Public Works Administration (PWA).