Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Restoration – Washington DC

The Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) and the National Youth Administration (NYA) undertook crucial preservation work at the Frederick Douglass home (“Cedar Hill”) along the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington DC, where the great abolitionist writer and former slave lived and worked… read more

Gallinger Municipal Hospital Improvements (demolished) – Washington DC

The original Gallinger Hospital dates back to 1846, when the hospital was first located on the banks of the Anacostia River. The hospital moved to this site during the Civil War, with frame buildings meant to house wounded soldiers and… read more

General Services Administration Regional Office Building (former) – Washington DC

The eastern half of the former General Services Administration Regional National Capital Office Building was built under the New Deal in 1933-35.   The Public Works Administration (PWA) contributed $1,750,000 towards the project and the Treasury Department paid the rest, $850,000…. read more

Government Publishing Office: Building No. 3 – Washington DC

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (USGPO) is a four building complex, which was called the Government Printing Office until the name was changed to the Government Publishing Office in 2014.  Building No. 3 was constructed in 1939-40 by the Treasury Department and… read more

Hoover Playground Improvements – Washington DC

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the Works Progress Administration, and the Civil Works Administration (WPA) funded improvements at the Hoover Playground in Washington DC. The work consisted of the following improvements: CWA and FERA, “Graded, fenced, 3 gates.” (Report of the… read more

Howard University: Buildings and Improvements – Washington DC

Public Works Administration (PWA)  provided funding for several buildings on the campus of Howard University.  According to records kept by the university Board of Trustees, the PWA awarded $1,018,811 for a chemistry building; $800,000 for a library building; and $460,000… read more