Charles E. Simons, Jr. Federal Court House – Aiken SC

Formerly known as the Aiken Federal Court House, this PWA structure exemplifies the Georgian Revival style popular in the South in the 1920s and ’30s. The National Register describes the building’s history: “Constructed in 1935, the steel-framed building has housed… read more

Charleston Field – Charleston SC

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted construction and other improvement work at Charleston Field, today the joint military-civilian airfield site of Charleston Field [Joint Base Charleston] and Charleston International Airport. “During the 1930s, airport operations expanded to keep pace… read more

College of Charleston Student Activities Building/Gymnasium – Charleston SC

On 27 October 1937, the Radcliffe-King House was pulled down for the new College of Charleston Student Activities Building/Gymnasium building. The new building was funded by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, and was designed by Simons & Lapham, a… read more

Emmett Scott High School (demolished) Improvements – Rock Hill SC

“The federal government’s New Deal programs, specifically the Works Progress Administration and the Public Works Administration, also played a direct role in Rock Hill’s economic recovery. … PWA funds coupled with local bond money, improved several Rock Hill schools. A… read more