f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Fort D construction 1936

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 12:00 AM

Fort D, one of four Civil War forts in Cape Girardeau. In 1936, using funds and labor from the WPA, the Louis K. Juden Post of the American Legion had the earthworks rebuilt along plans supplied by the War Department. A stone building was constructed at the center of the site, which served as a meeting place for a variety of clubs, as well as headquarters for Civil Defense in the 1950s. Shown here is construction of the stone building. (G.D. Fronabarger photos)

This view is looking east, toward the river.

This view is looking west.

Previous blogs of Fort D:

Auxiliary Police 1956

Renovating Fort D

From the Morgue blog by Sharon Sanders:

Identity of Civil War vet revealed

Works Progress Administration blog, with links to Arena Building and Kent Library:

Early WPA workers 1935


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