Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and other Governmental Bodies between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration

Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and other Governmental Bodies between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration

Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and other Governmental Bodies between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration

Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and other Governmental Bodies between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration

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The information in this book is based on a report made for the President in May 1939 by the "Committee on Architectural Surveys." The report was called "Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the Public Works Administration." The Committee consisted of the two authors of this book, who were appointed by the then Administrator of the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works and by the then Director of Procurement of the Treasury Department. Since the report was compiled, the Public Works Administration and the Public Buildings Branch of the Procurement Division were transferred to the Federal Works Agency, on July 1, 1939, together with the Works Progress Administration, the Public Roads Administration, and the United States Housing Authority, in accordanec with the reorganization plan of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In order to obtain the best and most representative selection of projects for that Survey, a Selection Committee was formed consisting of four architects, three being in the Government and one who was brought in from private practice for this purpose. The exact information about each Non- federal project was obtained from the records by representatives brought in from each of the Regional Offices of the P. W. A. The information about Federal projects was obtained by direct contact with the departments, bureaus, and agencies of the Federal Government.

The opinions expressed in this volume are those of the authors only.

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