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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 ProjectsGrayson County Courthouse - Sherman, TX

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Contracts were awarded on December 15, 1934, for the construction of the Grayson County Courthouse. It is a four story and basement building with reinforced-concrete skeleton frame.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/16/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHouston Elementary School and Auditorium - Denison, TX

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School is one story yellow brick anchored on the East end by the Auditorium.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPublic Library - Broken Bow, OK

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The Broken Bow public library building was constructed by the NYA in the 1930's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/5/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGrade School - Stroud, OK

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This WPA-built grade school is now attached to a new school constructed in 1958.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHigh School Wall - Stroud, OK

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The WPA built a five foot high stone wall around three sides of the high school football field.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsOld Stroud School - Stroud, OK

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This school is located northwest of Stroud, north of the Turner Turnpike.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAvery School - Avery, OK

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This school, long abandoned, once educated the children of this prosperous agricultural town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWheatland School - Wheatland, OK

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One of the many small rural schools built by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWill Rogers Airport Hangar #3 - Oklahoma City, OK

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This hangar is the northernmost of two almost identical hangars.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRecreation Hall - Stephenville, TX

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Building now houses the Stephenville Parks and Recreation Offices. It is still used for youth sports activities.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/26/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAuditorium-Gymnasium & School Building - Gonzales, TX

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Both buildings have cornerstones with markings. They are blond brick structures.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGonzales Memorial Museum, Amphitheater and Reflecting Pool – Gonzales, TX

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The memorial includes a museum, amphitheatre and reflecting pool designed by acclaimed architects Phelps & Dewees.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHigh School Gym - Winnsboro, TX

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Beautiful Rock Gymnasium started in 1938 and completed in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/23/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsU.S. Post Office - DeQueen, AR

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The DeQueen Post Office was built under the auspices of the U.S. Treasury Department.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Arkansas

date approved: 10/20/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPaso Robles Carnegie Library - Paso Robles, CA

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A Carnegie Library in the center of town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/19/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGymnasium and Community Hall - Cowley, WY

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A 1936 Works Progress Administration project, this large log structure, once a school gymnasium and community hall, is today a gymnasium and community hall, no longer directly associated with a school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 10/16/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsArmory - Holdenville, OK

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The Armory is located on Highway 270 east of the town of Holdenville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFootball Field and Stadium - Holdenville, OK

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Located on the north side of Holdenville, the winning football team has an historic venue for its games.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsStroup Park Bathhouse/Pool - Holdenville, OK

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In 1936, Holdenville was the recipient of a very nice pool and bathhouse facility, still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsOakwood Cemetery - Wewoka, OK

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The WPA built the wall around Oakwood Cemetery, and a lovely rock building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHigh School Addition - Wewoka, OK

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This is an extraordinarily beautiful WPA addition to an existing school. Impossible to tell where the two met.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSeminole County Fairgrounds - Wewoka, OK

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The Seminole County Fairgrounds has five WPA buildings, and a stadium, constructed from 1936 to 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsT.B. Mutt Miller Park - Wewoka, OK

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Constructed by the WPA, this park is packed full of the signature rock construction of this Era.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHistorical Background of Wewoka - Wewoka, OK

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This mural is one of 32 which grace post offices in Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Wewoka, OK

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The Wewoka Post Office is one of many Depression-era facilities built with Treasury Department funding.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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