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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 ProjectsRiggs-Hamilton American Legion Post No. 20 - Russellville, Ar.

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This is a one-and-one-half story stone masonry building and is located at 215 North Denver in Russellville, Ar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/18/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLuther High School - Luther, OK

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This WPA-constructed school has an Art Deco styling.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/6/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCemetery Wall - Luther, OK

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This is an early example of WPA stone construction at cemeteries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/6/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSequoyah School (Second Floor) - Oklahoma City, OK

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The second level of the Sequoyah School building was a WPA-funded project.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/25/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Park, Lexington, OK

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This lovely park area, constructed in the 1930s is still actively used by residents of Lexington and is the largest of the city's parks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/25/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsShannon County Courthouse - Eminence, MO

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After several burnt down buildings, and moved locations this one was built in 1939 and opened in 1941.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/25/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAgawam Gym - Agawam, OK

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More recently known as Agawam Mercantile, the building is currently vacant and the grounds overgrown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/25/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsShotwell Hall - West Liberty, West Virginia

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Historic former dormitory now office building on the campus of West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 3/11/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsDunbar Vo-Ed Building - Arcadia, OK

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This was a surprising find, located off the road behind Arcadia Southern Baptist Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/22/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsStevens County Courthouse - Colville, WA

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The Stevens County Courthouse, a WPA project completed in 1938, is at the southeast edge of downtown Colville on Oak Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsColville City Hall - Colville, WA

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Colville was the first city in Washington to create a "Civic Plaza". It incorporates the County Courthouse, Library, City Hall and Post office, on four corners of an intersection. The post office and court house were the final pieces of the puzzle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsOlympic Stadium - Hoquiam, Washington

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Historic wooden sports stadium built by the Works Progress Administration

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Washington

date approved: 2/9/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAbe Andrews Park (Norman City Park) - Norman, OK

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Established in the late 1890s, several great WPA structures were added to the park in the 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/4/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGarfield County Courthouse - Enid, OK

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Built between 1934 and 1936, this courthouse was a project of the Public Works Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/29/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMunicipal Auditorium - Oklahoma City, OK

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Within these walls, decades of wonderful entertainment has been performed. Today the building is known as the Civic Center Music Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMarking and Repairing de Mores Packing Plant Ruins - Medora ND

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A WPA project in the late-1930s marked and repaired some of the ruins of this historic beef processing plant in Medora ND

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: North Dakota

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 8/6/2013

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WPA ProjectsMunicipal Building - Oklahoma City, OK

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The Oklahoma City Municipal Building was constructed in 1936-37 with funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA) and a City bond issue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/22/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHall of Waters - Excelsior Springs, Mo.

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This Public Works Adminstration construction is a two-story cut stone and concrete building, and is located at 201 E. Broadway in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFiltration Plant - Anadarko, OK

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This power plant was a WPA project in early 1940, an enlargement to the original plant at this location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/9/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Auditorium - Alex, OK

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This WPA constructed auditorium has been renamed for a former Alex School Superintendent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/9/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsIrrigation Canal & Dam - University of Nevada, Reno

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A surprise discovery of a WPA project was found in a bronze plaque that's imbedded on the northern concrete wall of an irrigation canal on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Nevada

date approved: 1/9/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsDock Street Theatre - Charleston, SC

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This historic Theater is located at 135 Church Street in Charleston, SC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: South Carolina

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: 10/4/2013

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WPA ProjectsHalliburton Stadium - Duncan, OK

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Halliburton Stadium is a WPA project which has been maintained and is in full use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsIrving School - Duncan, OK

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Built in 1935, this school has undergone numerous structural changes over the years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFour Mile School - Marlow, OK

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Four Mile School is another rural WPA project from the 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: never

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