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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 ProjectsAl Hayne Monument Restoration - Fort Worth TX

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The monument itself dates from 1893 but the original marble bust was replaced in 1934 by a bronze one sculpted by Evaline Sellors as a PWAP project. The curbing (reflecting pool) around the Al Hayne Monument is a CWA project.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/19/2018

last visited: never

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WPA Projects(Former) Johnson County Jail - Cleburne, TX

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The Johnson County jail in Cleburne, Texas, was constructed in 1938 through the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works by the architectural firm W. G. Clarkson & Company.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/18/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsYellow Jacket Stadium – Cleburne TX

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In 1939, work began to replace Rhome Field, where Cleburne high played home football games for twenty years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/18/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFormer U.S. Post Office - Henryetta, OK

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This former U.S. post office is now re-purposed as the Henryetta Public Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/13/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWest Lawn Cemetery Wall - Henryetta, OK

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The older half of West Lawn Cemetery has a stone wall constructed by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/13/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Park - Hearne, TX

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Of the $66,000 spent on the project, the City of Hearne furnished $22,000 for materials and labor and the WPA expended $44.0000. Started in 1939, the project was completed in April of 1941.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall - Hearne, TX

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Completed in 1941 by the WPA, the building is currently the Hearne Municipal Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2018

last visited: never

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WPA Projects(Former) Post Office - Hearne, TX

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Construction done by Leslie F. Crockett Construction Company. Work began in January 1941. Dedication of the new Post Office was Nov. 11, 1941.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsStadium Culvert - Okemah, OK

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This culvert is located on the east side of Pecan Bowl stadium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA Projects8th Street Culvert - Okemah, OK

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This culvert is located on N. 8th Street, between Erie and Frisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA Projects8th & Denver Culvert - Okemah, OK

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This culvert is located at the intersection of N. 8th and Denver.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA Projects8th & Boston Culverts - Okemah, OK

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There are two culverts at this intersection, crossing 8th Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Campus - Clearview, OK

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The only building standing today is the gymnasium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLong Beach Airport - Long Beach, CA

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This airport has flights daily around the country. Its historic terminal building was built by the WPA in 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLincoln Memorial - Washington, DC

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One of the best known monuments in all of Washington was restored by the WPA in 1933.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: 5/21/2018

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WPA ProjectsTimes Square / 42nd Street Subway Station - New York, NY

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A large subway station directly under Times Square. Can't image what it must be like on New Years Eve. It was built by the WPA in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA Projects47th - 50th Streets / Rockefeller Center - New York, NY

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Under Rockefeller Center is a large subway station built by the WPA in the 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGuadalupe River Bridge – Cuero TX

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The Guadalupe River bridge was built to replace a truss bridge built by DeWitt county in 1887 because the bridge suffered a “light load capacity and inadequate roadway width.”

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMunicipal Park – Cuero TX

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The Works Progress (WPA) Administration built a lake, golf course, clubhouse, swimming pool, entrance portals and a baseball stadium between 1935 and 1937.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPomona Fountain - New York, NY

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The Pomona Fountain was restored by the WPA in the 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 6/6/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSherman Monument - New York, NY

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The Sherman Monument was restored by the WPA in the 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 6/6/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsUSS Maine National Monument - New York, NY

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A large monument dedicated to those who lives were lost in the Spanish-American War. The monument was restored in 1934 by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 6/6/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsColombus Circle - New York, NY

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The Columbus monument in the center of Columbus Circle was restored in the 1930s by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 6/6/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsElm Mott School Gymnasium/Auditorium - Elm Mott, TX

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In 1938 the WPA built a gymnasium/auditorium combination for the Elm Mott School.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2018

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsComfort Station - San Diego, CA

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The comfort station is a contributing property at Cabrillo National Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/6/2018

last visited: never

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