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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 ProjectsWPA Route 66 Underpass - Sayre, Oklahoma, USA.

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The 1939 WPA pedestrian underpass provided safety from congested Route 66 traffic, & Tornadoes'. In 1975 the Interstate 40 replaced The Mother Road through Beckham County, diverting through traffic away from the downtown core of Sayre, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/16/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural – Fredericksburg TX

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“Loading Cattle” by Otis Dozier was completed with Section of Fine Arts funds in 1939. It was eventually transferred to the new post office at 1150 U.S. 87.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/11/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSouth Main St Sidewalk - Woonsocket RI

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Located at the intersection of S Main St and Smithfield Rd

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/8/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSlatersville School – North Smithfield RI

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A two story Colonial Revival schoolhouse built in 1936

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/28/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHighland Cemetery Chapel - Inola, OK

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This stone chapel is located in Highland Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall – Tyler TX

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Art Deco style building designed by T.Shirley Simons Sr. Completed on 8/3/1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGregory School - Inola, OK

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Gregory School is located in an area known as Gregory, northwest of the town of Inola.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsInola School - Inola, OK

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This is a beautiful example of Oklahoma WPA construction, still in great shape.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsChurch of Christ - Fairfield, CA

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A WPA project in the restoration of the church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/24/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural - Mission, TX

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“West Texas Landscape,” an oil-on-canvas mural by Xavier Gonzalez, a native of Spain. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts and was completed in 1942.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/9/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBluff Ave. WPA - Tahlequah, OK

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This WPA construction also serves as a town Welcome Sign.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/17/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAmerican Legion Hut - Tahlequah, OK

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This American Legion Hut, still in use today, was a WPA Project in 1937.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/16/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWPA Bridge - E. Choctaw St. - Tahlequah, OK

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This WPA bridge was constructed in 1941.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/16/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWPA Bridge - E. Shawnee St.- Tahlequah, OK

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One of two WPA bridges spanning the Tahlequah Creek on the east side of downtown Tahlequah.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/16/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWorld War I Memorial Honor Roll - Milford MA

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Erected and dedicated to the 632 men who served in WWI from Milford. Commissioned under the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/15/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsTahlequah Armory - Tahlequah, OK

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The Tahlequah Armory, one of 51 built in the State of Oklahoma, is still in use today by the City of Tahlequah.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/15/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBelvin Hall - Huntsville, TX

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Belvin Hall was the first student residence constructed on the campus of Sam Houston State University, then called Sam Houston State Teachers College.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/31/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFormer Spearfish City Hall - Spearfish, South Dakota

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Historic former City Hall constructed by the WPA in Spearfish, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/23/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCallahan County Hospital - Baird, TX

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Gaskill-McDaniel Architects

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/17/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Eastland, TX

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Blond brick building with base relief carvings of ship, train and airplane above the door.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/10/2016

last visited: never

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WPA Projects1935 Mark Twain Memorial Bridge - Hannibal MO Image

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Part of the old Mark Twain Memorial Bridge remains, A plaque in some concrete railing left in place in a park like setting. The old bridge served from 1936 to 2000. It was Project N0. 3624.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/29/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall (former) - Coalinga, CA

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This former City Hall was erected in 1939 as an Administration of Public Works Federal Relief Project and served the city of Coalinga for many years until a more recent City Hall was constructed next door.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 12/25/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsKnight Library - University of Oregon – Eugene, OR

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Knight Library was known as the New Library when first constructed in 1937 and aided by PWA funds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 12/10/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLampasas City Hall Mural – Lampasas TX

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It was originally located in the Lampasas post office, but was moved to city hall when the post office moved to a new location.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFalls County Courthouse - Marlin, TX

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It is a fine example of art deco construction made of limestone and featuring marble stairways at its entrances.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/30/2015

last visited: 3/5/2016

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