Category Archives: Work Projects Administration

A little Friday treat, or: Inspiration might be where you do not expect to find it.

My Rakkasan tea order came in this week, and once again I can enjoy my favorite: Nam Việt Earl Grey made with wild black tea from a mountain in the Yên Bái Province and  bergamot oil from the Reggio di … Continue reading

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Cleveland Community Vocational School: The NYA Annexes

The main part of the Cleveland Vocational School (the center) was constructed in 1933 to serve the Cleveland community in rural Kemper County. In 1937, the National Youth Administration began the construction of the two classroom annexes that are on … Continue reading

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Bruce High School: A Monolithic Concrete by E. L. Malvaney

Four years ago I ventured over to Bruce to check out the 1942 monolithic concrete school attributed to Edgar Lucian Malvaney–who designed a lot of public school buildings for Mississippi during the years between 1920 and his first school–the Sunflower … Continue reading

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Atlanta’s WPA-Renovated Auditorium-Armory

I ran across the architect rendering by A. Ten Eyck Brown, above, while searching for information about Atlanta’s sewer system.  In 1933, Atlanta applied for a loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to construct a new auditorium that was proposed … Continue reading

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Palo Pinto County Courthouse

Texas has some of the most imposing courthouses, and overall, have done a nice job of protecting them thanks to the Texas Historical Commission’s “nationally recognized and award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.”  Thus far, 67 full restorations have been … Continue reading

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