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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 ProjectsBrazoria Bridge - Brazoria, TX

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Once called "The Bridge to Nowhere", now this bridge might be called "The Bridge You Can't Go There."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/12/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsUS Post Office - Bolivar, TN

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Looks like a hundred others built in the 1940's

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 1/10/2017

last visited: never

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The 7th and present building was erected 1933-34 by the WPA. Limestone carvings depict the agrarian-petroleum based economy: plow, wheat, oil. Of Spanish colonial design, the interior ceiling has vigas with Indian designs in gold leaf.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 1/5/2017

last visited: 11/4/2014

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WPA ProjectsOld Somervell County Jail -- Glen Rose TX

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The WPA-built old Somervell County Jail, now part of the Glen Rose Historic District

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/3/2017

last visited: 12/18/2016

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WPA ProjectsRoswell City Hall - Roswell, NM

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Roswell City Hall is a WPA project.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: New Mexico

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGlen Rose Dinosaur Tracks Display -- Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas, Austin TX

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The Texas shell limestone Texas fossil display at the Texas Memorial Museum on board the University of Texas was built by the WPA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/13/2016

last visited: 11/27/2016

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WPA ProjectsHolland City Hall and Civic Center -- Holland TX

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A WPA project to build a City Hall and Civic Center resulted in what is now the Kuhlmann Civil Center in downtown Holland TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/9/2016

last visited: 11/26/2016

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WPA ProjectsPost Office (former) – Decatur TX

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This New Deal post office was constructed in 1937 with Treasury Department funds. It presently houses the Decatur Visitors Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/4/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBrenham High School Gymnasium – Brenham, TX

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The gymnasium was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1939-40.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWashington County Courthouse - Brenham, TX

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An Art Deco style with a limestone veneer over structural steel. The courthouse was built with Works Progress Administration assistance in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: 12/28/2016

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WPA ProjectsPost Office – Giddings, TX

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This historic post office was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds. The building was constructed in 1937-8 and is still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural – Giddings, TX

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Fine Arts commissioned mural, entitled “Cowboys Receiving the Mail,” completed in 1939. Artist is Otis Dozier.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHelper Civic Auditorium - Helper, UT

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A National Register of Historic Places plaque at 19 S Main St, Helper, UT, notes this building, the Helper Civic Auditorium, as being part of the Helper Commercial District, referencing its being a WPA project.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Utah

date approved: 11/16/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPark Shelter No 1 - West Salem, WI

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Built as a cooperative project between La Crosse County and the WPA, this park shelter is located at Veterans Memorial Campgrounds in West Salem, Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/16/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsViroqua Bathhouse - Viroqua, WI

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Built with a swimming pool in 1936, this amazing building stands today marked with the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/9/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRockwall County Historic Courthouse - Rockwall, TX

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Built in the Moderne style, the old Rockwall County Courthouse in Rockwall, TX was built between 1938 and 1941 -- with funds from the Public Works Administration -- at a cost of approximately $92,000.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 10/28/2016

last visited: 12/10/2016

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WPA ProjectsVan Zandt County Courthouse - Canton, TX

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Built in the Moderne style, the Van Zandt County Courthouse in Canton, TX was built between 1936 and 1937 -- with funds from the Public Works Administration -- at a cost of $142,585.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 10/23/2016

last visited: 10/16/2016

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Rockdale, TX

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This historic post office was constructed in 1939 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building is still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/7/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural – Rockdale TX

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A Treasury Section of Fine Arts-commissioned oil-on-canvas mural entitled “Industry in Rockdale.” Painted by Maxwell Starr.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/7/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFort McCoy Highway 16 Gate - Fort McCoy, WI

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This amazing structure spans about 250 feet from end to end and served as Camp McCoy's main gate until at least the new cantonment area was built in 1942.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/5/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFort McCoy Highway 21 Gate - Angelo, WI

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Located on Ginger Road right before South Post Fort McCoy, This gate was built by the WPA in support of military improvements during 1940-41.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/4/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office & Federal Building - Bonners Ferry, Id

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While plans were afoot for a new federal building for Bonners Ferry in early 1935, it wasn't until April 30th of 1938 that the building was officially dedicated. Well built of brick and concrete, it remains the post office to this day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 10/3/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLake County Courthouse - Polson, MT

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Standing just east of the mouth of the Flathead River in downtown Polson, the Lake County Courthouse was a PWA project of the 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsUS Post Office - Deer Lodge, MT

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Still in use by the city of Deer Lodge, this post office, besides bing a WPA project, was the recipient of a WPA Arts Project mural.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 9/7/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWintersmth Park - WPA - Ada, OK

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The WPA continued work previously done at this park by the CCC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/5/2016

last visited: never

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