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Building, Repairing, and Improving Public Buildings in Maryland--Page 2

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Photo credits: Unless otherwise noted, all black and white photos were taken by the WPA, are in the public domain, and provided courtesy of the University of Maryland College Park Archives.  All color photos--unless otherwise noted--were taken by Brent McKee.  Click here for more information on photo credits, permission to use, and exhibit descriptions.


Above: The Maryland WPA building a firehouse in Snow Hill, Worcester County (Maryland WPA project #85, February 1936).


Above: Emergency vehicles inside the completed Snow Hill firehouse, September 1936. 


Above: The Snow Hill Fire Department building as it appears today.  The fire department has actually moved to a new location, and the building is now used by the police department.  (Photographed in 2011)


Above: Improvements to the Howard County Jail (Maryland WPA project #181, May 1936).


Above: Painting a Baltimore City hospital (Maryland WPA project #3053, date unknown).


Above: Repairing the roof of a Baltimore City hospital (Maryland WPA project #3053, date unknown).

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