Sul Ross State University – Alpine TX

Sul Ross State University: Lawrence Hall (a PWA project)

The campus of Sul Ross State University was greatly developed during the 1930s as a result of efforts on the part of several New Deal agencies, including the Public Works Administration (PWA), Works Progress Administration (WPA), Civil Works Administration (CWA)… read more

Sul Ross State University: Kokernot Lodge Theater (former) – Alpine TX

Kokernot Lodge Theater, old and new (satellite view)

Among the numerous construction and improvement projects undertaken at Sul Ross State University during the Great Depression was the construction of the original outdoor theater at Kokernot Lodge by the Civil Works Administration (CWA). Per the El Paso Herald-Post: Earliest… read more

Swimming Pool – Rotan TX

The 285,000 gallon concrete pool was started August 25, 1936 and completed a year later. It was officially dedicated in 1938. Total cost of construction for the pool, walkways, rock house for living quarters for the caretakers, showers, concession room,… read more

Texas A&M University: Athletic Field Improvements – Kingsville TX

In 1938, when it was still called Texas A&I College the WPA provided funds and workers to reconstruct bleachers and fence at the athletic field, construct dressing rooms, pave campus drives and beautify grounds. Texas A&M University-Kingsville grew out of… read more