USDA Building/Supervisor’s Office

Dedicated in 1937, the USDA building symbolized increased importance of the Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service in the New Deal era. It housed offices for Civilian Conservation Corps projects and local New Deal programs designed to assist rural farmers and woodsmen. The rectangular, three-story, Neo-Classical designed building is constructed of red brick with stone trim.

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The original grading and landscaping around the exterior of the building was done with CCC labor. Most notable is the woodpaneled interior reception/entrance area where two original murals by noted WPA artist Stevan Donahos hang opposite one another in the vestibule. (listed NRHP 2006)

 

200 Sycamore Street, Elkins