SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WPA

A (Very) Partial List by State

ALABAMA

Birmingham: Vulcan Park observation tower

Brundidge: “We Piddle Around” Theater (formerly Brundidge City Hall)

Sylacauga: Isabel Anderson Comer Museum and Arts Center (formerly B. B. Comer Memorial Library)

ALASKA

Ketchikan: Federal Building

ARIZONA

Coolidge: Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Naco: Turquoise Valley Golf Course club house

ARKANSAS

Jasper: Newton County Courthouse

Mountain Home: Baxter County Courthouse

CALIFORNIA

Clayton: Summit Building at Mount Diablo State Park

Mendocino County: Mendocino Woodlands State Park

San Bernardino County: Asistencia, Mission San Gabriel

San Francisco: Cow Palace, murals at Beach Chalet

San Jose: National Guard Armory

COLORADO

Denver: Bonnie Brae Park

Mesa Verde National Park: historic dioramas

Pueblo: City Park (including Lake Joy, Monkey Mountain, and Monkey Island), Pueblo Junior College

CONNECTICUT

New Haven: Chatfield Hollow State Park tower

Norwalk: Oak Hills Park Golf Course; murals at Norwalk City Hall, Norwalk Transit District, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk Public Library, and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Stamford: Michael A. Boyle Stadium

DELAWARE

Hancock: Hancock Golf Course

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington: murals at Smithsonian American Art Museum

FLORIDA

Tavernier Key: Monroe County Health Department (built as a school and hurricane refuge)

Fort Myers: Fort Myers Yacht Basin

GEORGIA

Clayton: nine-hole golf course at Rabun County Golf Club

Macon: Macon City Hall, Ocmulgee National Monument

HAWAII

Oahu and outer islands: civilian and military airfields

IDAHO

Arco: Recreation Hall

Boise: Ada County Courthouse and murals

Idaho Falls: Idaho Falls Airport Historic District

ILLINOIS

Aurora: Phillips Park Golf Course

Brookfield: Brookfield Zoo

Chicago: Zoo Rookery at Lincoln Park Zoo

Dixon: park system bridges and landscaping

Murphysboro: Riverside Park baseball field and band shell

INDIANA

Hammond: Hammond Civic Center

Michigan City: Washington Park Zoo improvements

Mishawaka: Battell Park band shell and rock garden

IOWA

Clinton: Stone Lookout Tower

Dubuque: Eagle Point Park, Shot Tower restoration

KANSAS

Hiawatha: National Guard Armory

Hutchinson: Prairie Dunes Golf Course

KENTUCKY

Ashland: Central Park, Putnam Stadium at Paul Blazer High School

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium addition

New Orleans: Crescent City Golf Course

MAINE

Caribou: Nylander Museum

Portland: Portland Observatory Maritime Signal Tower restoration

MARYLAND

Cumberland: Constitution Park pool

Frederick County: Camp David presidential retreat

MASSACHUSETTS

Danvers: murals at Danvers Town Hall

Haverhill: Haverhill Stadium

Hyde Park: George Wright Golf Course

Melrose: Stone wall in Wyoming Cemetery

New Bedford: New Bedford Municipal Golf Course

MICHIGAN

East Lansing: East Wing and murals at Michigan State University’s Kresge Art Museum

Kalamazoo: Milham Park Municipal Golf Course

MINNESOTA

Currie: Beach House and Mess Hall at Lake Shetek State Park

Roseau: Roseau City Hall

St. Paul: Keller Golf Course, Minnehaha Playground building

MISSISSIPPI

Carrollton: Carrollton Community House

Jackson: terminal building at Hawkins Field (airport), castle and Elephant House Café at Jackson Zoo

MISSOURI

Arrow Rock: open shelter and stone bridge at Arrow Rock State Historic Site

St. Louis: picnic shelters at Tilles Park, Grand Staircase at Fort Belle Fontaine Park

MONTANA

Bozeman: Longfellow School

Kalispell: Buffalo Hill Golf Course

Lewiston: Rock ponds and bridges at Big Springs Trout Hatchery

Miles City: Denton Field baseball stadium

NEBRASKA

Lincoln: “The Smoke Signal” sculpture at Pioneer Park

Nebraska City: Stone footbridge at Steinhart Park

NEVADA

Reno: Washoe County Golf Course, Southside School annex

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Laconia: Gunstock Mountain Lodge

Manchester: airport terminal building

Nashua: Holman Stadium

NEW JERSEY

Alpine: Lookout Inn on the Palisades Parkway

Newark: murals at Newark City Hall

Somerset: Great Swamp drainage ditches

NEW MEXICO

Claunch: Old School House

Fort Sumner: mural at De Baca County Courthouse

Magdalena: old WPA gym

NEW YORK

Bethpage: Bethpage State Park golf courses

Buffalo: Buffalo Memorial Auditorium

Bronx: Split Rock Golf Course

Fair Haven: Fair Haven Beach State Park

New York City: La Guardia Airport

West Point: stained glass and painted murals at U.S. Military Academy’s Washington Hall (cadet mess)

NORTH CAROLINA

Cullowhee: Western Carolina University’s Breese Gymnasium

Goldsboro: Old Station 1 fire station

Roanoke Island: Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

NORTH DAKOTA

Bismarck: Edwards House at Camp Grafton (North Dakota National Guard)

Linton: Emmons County Courthouse

Minot: Pioneer Bowl

OHIO

Akron: Rubber Bowl stadium at University of Akron

Cleveland: Forest Hill Park

Columbus: Ohio State University Golf Course

OKLAHOMA

Fort Gibson: Fort Gibson Historic Site restoration

OREGON

Eugene: Civic Stadium, Howe Memorial Gates at University of Oregon

Mount Hood: Timberline Lodge

Portland: Stone House at Forest Park

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh: Stone stairs and bridges at Schenley Park

Philadelphia: reading room at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Library, buildings at Fairmount Park

York: WPA Models and Dioramas at Indian Steps Museum

RHODE ISLAND

Barrington: Stone fireplaces at Dr. George B. Haines Memorial Park

Providence: Stone staircase at Neutaconkanut Hill Park

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston: Dock Street Theatre restoration

Columbia: McKissick Museum at University of South Carolina

SOUTH DAKOTA

Philip: Philip Auditorium

Rapid City: Dinosaur Park

TENNESSEE

Bristol: Stone Castle Stadium at Tennessee High School

Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol tri-cities: airports in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and Jackson

Memphis: Children’s Museum of Memphis (formerly National Guard Armory)

Nashville: Fort Negley restoration

TEXAS

Dallas: Dealey Plaza

La Porte: San Jacinto Monument

San Antonio: River Walk

UTAH

Garfield County: Bryce Canyon Airport, between Escalante and Panguitch

Helper: Helper Civic Auditorium

Salt Lake City: rotunda murals at the Utah State Capitol

VERMONT

Montpelier: Recreation Park

VIRGINIA

Fredericksburg: Spotsylvania County Courthouse annex

WASHINGTON

Seattle: Woodland Park Zoo

WEST VIRGINIA

Fairmont: Stone walls at East-West Stadium

WISCONSIN

Hales Corner: Golf club house at Whitnall Park

Milwaukee: Sculptures at Parklawn Housing Project

Milwaukee County: swimming pools, pavilions, Milwaukee County park system

Wauwatosa: Murals at Wauwatosa East High School

WYOMING

Casper: Natrona County High School

Dayton: Dayton Community Hall

Newcastle: Anna Miller Museum (building originally constructed for the Wyoming National Guard)

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