All the recent talk about the U.S. infrastructure got me thinking about the last time the federal government decided to rebuild America.
Bridges, parks, schools, courthouses, theaters, hospitals and dams all across the U.S. owe their provenance to the Great Depression-era Works Progress Administration (later known as the Work Projects Administration).
Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles is a WPA effort. So is a 40,000-square-foot structure built of logs and boulders at the midway point of Oregon’s Mt. Hood.
And so my goddaughter — and...