Parkersburg’s historic Fifth Street Bridge was constructed between Sept. 1935 and Apr. 1937. The bridge, which crosses the Little Kanawha River, was built with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds in addition to tolls from the nearby East Street Bridge…. read more
The National Youth Administration built a running track for the Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg. At the time of its construction this was the only half-mile track in West Virginia.
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) repaired 69 public buildings in Parkersburg, Wood County. The projects were sponsored jointly by the City of Parkersburg and the Board of Education, and were backed by local organizations. The WPA provided the labor and… read more
The Works Progress Administration built the Roosevelt High School in Parkersburg, Wood County. The project was completed in 1936. The building façade material is local stone. The exact location and condition of this facility are unknown to the Living New… read more
A substantial sanitary sewer construction project in Parkersburg, West Virginia was undertaken with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $78,000 loan and $62,946 grant toward the $139,961 eventual total cost of the project…. read more
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a swimming pool and a bathhouse at the north side of Parkersburg City Park. The project was completed in June 1936. The Wood County Historical Society published 1937 excerpts from The Parkersburg News periodical, attesting to… read more