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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 ProjectsPost Office - Bristow, OK

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This post office was constructed with Treasury Department funding.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/19/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAmphitheater - Klingensmith Park - Bristow, OK

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This is a huge New Deal amphitheater, still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/18/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsChildress County Heritage Museum – Childress TX

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In 1991, the Texas Historical Commission designated the museum, which is Spanish colonial architecture, as an historic landmark. Overall exhibits include Indian artifacts, theater memorabilia, West Texas materials, and school and period rooms.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsColeman School Improvements – Coleman, TX

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Three story red brick building has been vacant since at least 2008. Windows are broken out and this old building is going to ruin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall Beautification – Philadelphia, PA

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With almost 700 rooms, this City Hall is the largest municipal building in the USA & one of the largest in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/11/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsState Capitol Building (former) Renovations – Baton Rouge, LA

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This castle-like building was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century and renovated with WPA help in 1938

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Louisiana

date approved: 1/11/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsOregon State Library – Salem, OR

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When you walk down the mall leading to the State Capitol building, the library is the building closest to the capitol on the right side of the mall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/11/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsOregon State Capitol Building – Salem, OR

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The Oregon State Capitol replaces a structure which was destroyed by fire in 1935. It occupies the site of the former building and is the dominating feature of a well-designed city plan

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/11/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsState Capitol Improvements – Helena, MT

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Big Timber Pioneer [newspaper] reported in 1935 that the WPA had allocated $55,927 “for the purpose of rehabilitating the front steps [of the State Capitol] by placing a new foundation of granite in place of the current pillars and plank bridge work”

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Montana

date approved: 1/9/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWaterworks - Linden, TX

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The city decommissioned the storage tank from service in the municipal water system in November 2015. The city is planning to preserve it as a historic resource.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/8/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park - Coulee City, WA

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In central Washington, Grand Coulee was once the site of the world's largest waterfall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/8/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCass County Courthouse Repairs - Linden, TX

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The erection of the neo-classical building, complete with Roman Doric columns, began in 1859. Construction was interrupted by the Civil War and not completed until 1866.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/8/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Linden, TX

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One story brick post office.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/8/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural - Linden, TX

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Mural by Victor Arnautoff completed in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/8/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAtlanta Miller Grade School (former) - Atlanta,TX

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Building is currently vacant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/5/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFormer Fargo Arena - Fargo, ND

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North wall of the old Fargo Arena, in Island Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

location: North Dakota

date approved: 1/5/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsJim Thorpe Park - Yale, OK

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Jim Thorpe Park was a WPA Project in 1935.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/5/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFormer Public Library - Yale, OK

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Currently vacant, this impressive WPA-constructed library is treasure.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsChildress HS Gymnasium - Childress, TX

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Now part of the Jr. High School.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWhitlock Park - Drumright, OK

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Whitlock Park was a WPA Project in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsArmory - Yale, OK

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The Armory in Yale, as with most Oklahoma armories, was constructed by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/27/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall - Refugio, TX

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Before completion of the new municipal building, the town was making use of a temporary sheet-iron structure in which not only the fire apparatus but the permanent municipal records were kept.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/18/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAdmiral Coontz Armory - Hannibal MO

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Admiral Coontz Armory - Hannibal MO

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/17/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsClemens Field - Hannibal MO

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Clemens Field and former POW camp in Hannibal MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/17/2018

last visited: never

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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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