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On May 6, 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to employ the millions of Americans left unemployed by economic depression. This category is to waymark the projects created by the people employed by the WPA agency.
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WPA ProjectsWoodlawn Lake Park Improvements – San Antonio,TX

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Woodlawn Lake Park began as a subdivision development outside of San Antonio in 1887. The developers constructed a dam across a creek on the property to create a lake which soon became a resort area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/15/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPublic School - Kendalia, TX

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In 1940 the old frame school house was replace with a 3 room native rock school constructed by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) for $2500.00 and classes were held in the new building starting in the fall of 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCoryell County Hospital (former) – Gatesville, TX

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The county renovated the building in 2013 for a mental health unit, and currently the building is the Gatesville Center for Central County Services, which provides treatment for those diagnosed with mental illness.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBeaufort Arsenal - Beaufort, SC

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Built in 1795 burnt and shelled by the Union, rebuilt 1852, renovated in 1934 by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Carolina

date approved: 12/7/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWay Park - Drumright, OK

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Way Park was constructed by the WPA in 1935-1936.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/3/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPublic School - Milano, TX

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One story rubble rock construction. Walls around the school yard.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/3/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHigh School Football Stadium - Somerville, TX

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Rubble rock wall around the stadium and a set of rock bleachers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/3/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsYegua Center - Somerville, TX

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Gymnasium built with WPA funds for the school in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/3/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBlinn College: Marie Heineke Memorial Gymnasium – Brenham,TX

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In Brenham, the WPA is credited with the construction of gymnasium at Blinn College. The federal government paid for the labor but utilized the local construction materials provided by the local sponsor.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/3/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Park – Bellville TX

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WPA did restoration on the existing park pavilion and added some new facilities.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/30/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPublic School - Orchard, TX

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The building is currently the Orchard City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/27/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBurton High School – Burton, TX

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"The Burton High School is a local landmark example of a WPA project combining the Rustic Style with massing and materials more typical of the International Style." quote from NRHP Nomination Form.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/27/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRound Top-Carmine High School – Carmine TX

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It was called the Carmine Independent School at the time of construction.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/27/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWortham Football Field & Stadium - Wortham, TX

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Football field still surrounded by a 7' rock masonry wall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/22/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFederal Reserve Bank - Helena Historic District - Helena, MT

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Completed in 1938 with some WPA funding, this was the second Federal Reserve Bank building to grace the city of Helena, the first, a victim of the 1935 earthquakes, first opened its doors in 1921.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/16/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFederal Building – Galveston TX

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Historic courthouse and post office also known as Galveston Federal Building in Galveston, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/15/2018

last visited: 8/10/2018

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WPA ProjectsJefferson County Courthouse - Mount Vernon, Illinois

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The County was named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States (1801–1809) and author of the Declaration of Independence. The County Seat is Mt. Vernon (1819-Present).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/15/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSwimming Pool – Pearsall TX

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WPA constructed pool behind the Pearsall Junior High School.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/6/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFlorence Town Hall - Florence, WI

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Town Hall constructed in 1937 under the WPA

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/3/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSilver Bow County Courthouse Improvements - Butte, MT

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This beautiful Beaux Arts courthouse was dedicated in 1912, construction having begun in 1910. In about 1936 some WPA money was put toward repainting and renovations at the Silver Bow County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 10/30/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMontana Tech Campus Prospector Hall - Butte, MT

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A large residence dormitories, Prospector Hall was built with WPA funding to house Montana Tech students. More WPA money went toward extensive beautification of the campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 10/30/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsW. H. Adamson High School Addition - Dallas, TX

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Originally called Oak Cliff High School it was renamed in 1935 after the school superintendent who served from 1901-1934. Murals (1934) and additional wings (1938) were completed through New Deal Programs.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/30/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsKiest Park - Dallas, TX

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In 1931, Edwin Kiest, an influential Dallas businessman, made a gift of 247 acres of land to the City of Dallas for a regional park as a memorial to his wife, Elizabeth Patterson Kiest, who had died in 1917.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/30/2018

last visited: 11/15/2018

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WPA ProjectsGary School Grounds Beautification – Tyler TX

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The school is a brick building erected in 1924. There is a rubble rock retaining wall on two sides and a rubble rock stairway.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/28/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAzalea St. Culvert - Canadian/Kingfisher Co., OK

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This culvert crosses Azalea Street from one county to the other.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/28/2018

last visited: never

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