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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 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: never

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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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WPA ProjectsCole Chapel School - Hartshorne Vicinity, OK

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This one-room schoolhouse is located north of Hartshorne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/24/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsStreet Paving – Tyler TX

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There are multiple brick streets, I selected S. Chilton Avenue in front of Gary Elementary School as the location for my coordinates.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMalakoff Elementary School – Malakoff, TX

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Lovely old "rock" school building still in use.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHenderson County Library (Old Post Office) – Athens, TX

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Old Post Office building was constructed in 1935 with Treasury Department (TD) funds. The building has served as a library since 1973.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBlack Fork Creek Walls - Tyler, TX

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A creek bed is lined with rubble masonry walls and paved cement pan to keep down mosquitoes.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSwimming Pool – McCamey TX

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The new swimming pool at McCamey opened June 2, 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/20/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCarnegie Library Expansion - Tyler, TX

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The Carnegie library now serves as the museum and archives of the Smith County Historical Society.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/20/2018

last visited: never

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WPA Projects(Former) Fire Station - Llano, TX

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This building was a National Youth Administration project in 1941. It is currently the Llano City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSeguin Municipal Building - Seguin, TX

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A 1935 WPA project designed by architect Louis Wirtz, the building exemplifies one period of architecture in Seguin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2018

last visited: 11/3/2018

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WPA ProjectsKuykendall Cemetery – Cherokee TX

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National Youth Administration project to improve the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPark Square Fountain - Seguin, TX

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A 1935 WPA Project.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2018

last visited: 10/2/2018

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WPA ProjectsPublic School Building - Harper TX

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A plaque on the school indicates that the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the original limestone school building in Harper, Texas between 1938 and 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsView of Alpine - Alpine, TX

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Located inside the former WPA Post Office in Alpine which is now Brewster County Office. Open Mon-Fri 8-5.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office (former) - Alpine TX

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One story red brick building erected as a post office in 1937. Served in that capacity until 2000. Since 2002 is home to several Brewster County offices.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2018

last visited: never

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