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The Art Deco Mississippi War Memorial Building (1939) beside the Old Capitol was a WPA project. It features three aluminum doors with scenes of battles important in the history of Mississippi. Nearby down the street is the Monument to the Confederate Dead. Filed under mississippi war memorial building mississippi war memorial memorial jackson art deco architecture 1930s 1939 works progress administration wpa history of mississippi
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper Archives
This day in St. Louis: January 12, 1938 - When the Federal Works Progress Administration announces it will hire, jobless people line up outside the Social Security Commission building on Locust Street. The jobless rate hit 19 percent in 1938. #STL250 via stltoday.com
The New Ferry Building was built in 1936 and is located in the "heyphen" connecting the north and south sides of the island in thee Art deco era by Works Progress Administration to replace a ferry that had earlier been lost to fire. The high central pavilion topped with a copper-clad cupola stands between two single-story wings in a brick fireproof building at the foot of the ferry basin on what is called the "hyphen", which connected the two parts of the island.
Dreams of Delano
Delano Park formal garden, Decatur, Alabama. The original park opened in 1887, and the formal garden area was dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on January 21, 1933. The garden and stone structures were a result of funding by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Works Progress Administration (WPA). The 1930s renovations were led by the pioneering female architect Carolyn Cortner Smith.
James P. Davis Hall / Works Progess Administration / Wyandotte County Lake / Kansas City, Kansas / 1937 Architect unknown. Constructed during the Depression as part of the WPA project to build the Wyandotte County Lake Park, this rustic lodge structure was built from native limestone and hand-hewn oak beams. Most of the building's materials were found on-site.
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1933, the United States was in a huge economic crisis. His response to the Great Depression was the NEW DEAL. One of the programs was the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was funded by Congress with the passage of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935. The WPA employed MILLIONS of unskilled workers to perform public works PROJECTS. Those working for the WPA constructed public buildings, roads...
Coronado Heights Park - Lindsborg, Kansas
Coronado Heights castle Coronado Heights Park is a scenic overlook and park on a 300' promontory a few miles northwest of Lindsborg, Kansas. In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a picnic area and castle like building out of Dakota limestone. It is rather cool and the view is spectacular - reminiscent of the view from Sterling Castle in Scotland. The winding drive up to the heights is beautiful, with many trees, yucca, and sumac.