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WPA Projects
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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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Image for Spring Rock Park shelter (WPA) - Western Springs, ILview gallery

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WPA ProjectsSpring Rock Park shelter (WPA) - Western Springs, IL

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A park shelter still in active use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/1/2008

last visited: never

Image for Airmail mural - Public Library, Melrose Park, ILview gallery

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WPA ProjectsAirmail mural - Public Library, Melrose Park, IL

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New Deal fresco that was originally situated above the postmaster’s door in the old post office, which is now the public library. Restored in April, 2010 and now once again on display.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/13/2010

last visited: never

Image for Means of Mail Transportation - Brookfield, ILview gallery

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WPA ProjectsMeans of Mail Transportation - Brookfield, IL

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A plaster work located inside the post office featuring a plane, train and Pony Express rider.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/31/2011

last visited: never

Image for Aesculapius & Hygeia sculptures - Chicago, ILview gallery

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WPA ProjectsAesculapius & Hygeia sculptures - Chicago, IL

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Statue of Asclepius (Aesculapius is the Latin version), the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek religion, paired with one of his daughters, Hygeia. Both built for WPA Federal Art Project in 1938.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/4/2010

last visited: never

Image for Uptown Station Post Office murals - Chicago, ILview gallery

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WPA ProjectsUptown Station Post Office murals - Chicago, IL

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A beautiful Art Deco building, with eagle sculptures out front and WPA era murals within, serving this north-side community of Chicago since 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/14/2010

last visited: never

Image for Channahon Dam - Channahon, ILview gallery

SS49.9 km

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WPA ProjectsChannahon Dam - Channahon, IL

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Built in 1935 to replace the dam used for Illinois and Michigan Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/24/2008

last visited: never

Image for Illinois National Guard Armory - Rockford, Illinoisview gallery

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WPA ProjectsIllinois National Guard Armory - Rockford, Illinois

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Former National Guard Armory in Rockford, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/17/2008

last visited: never

Image for U S Post Office - West Allis, WI  53214view gallery

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WPA ProjectsU S Post Office - West Allis, WI 53214

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This Post office building was built in 1939 as a WPA project. There are two large Murals in the lobby. The building was placed on the US National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2001; #01000174.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member REUAHNESIE

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/29/2012

last visited: 1/6/2014

Image for Post Office - Rensselaer, IN 47978view gallery

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Rensselaer, IN 47978

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The historic Rensselaer post office was constructed ca. 1937 with Treasury Department funds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 12/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLapham Peak Observation Tower

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WPA constructed this observation tower in Lapham Peak State Forest Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/25/2007

last visited: 10/20/2007

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