Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 9:56 pm: || |
Does anyone know of buildings in Detroit that were built with WPA funds, or contained artwork from the program? I have been doing a bit of research on WPA funded projects in Detroit, but am coming up with very little- most of what I have been finding is in the burbs. Any help is most appreciated!
Post Number: 187
|Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 11:41 pm: || |
Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck was built buy the WPA.
Post Number: 304
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 12:12 am: || |
Post Number: 101
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 10:35 pm: || |
The Detroit Public Library has a mural by Marvin Beerbohm funded by the WPA, entitled "Automative Industry."
Information on the WPA Murals in Detroit can be found at http://www.wpamurals.com/michi gan.htm. The WPA financed many arts projects in Detroit, including theater.
As far as building projects are concerned, I know that the records of WPA projects were transferred to the General Services Administration (GSA) in the late 70s. You might try via the Internet and find some information through them, or the Detroit Public Library may be able to help.
Post Number: 5215
|Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 9:22 pm: || |
Hamtrmack and Highland Park Post Offices.
Murals, murals, murals.
Post Number: 224
|Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 7:23 pm: || |
Wasn't the Federal Courthouse on Lafayette a WPA project?