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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 ProjectsBoathouse - Claremore, OK

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This WPA-constructed boathouse is located on the west side of Lake Claremore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/18/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFair View School building, Russellville Arkansas

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A gorgeous Bungalow/craftsman style building build with WPA funding in 1938. Used as a school until 1960. Secondary uses for social events and community meetings. National Register of Historic places on 4 Feb 2000, number 00000030 PP0372.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Seek2FindMe

location: Arkansas

date approved: 5/18/2019

last visited: 5/16/2019

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WPA ProjectsFromberg High School - Fromberg, Montana

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A project of the Public Works Administration, the Art Deco Fromberg High School was built in 1938-1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/18/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsEmerson School Addition - Bozeman, Montana

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Now one of the oldest buildings in Bozeman originally intended as a school, the former Emerson School is today a centre for arts and culture.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/18/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsIowa State University Parks Library Mural – Ames, IA

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The Library has four murals, this one is named "Breaking the Prairie"

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/16/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLewis and Clark Monument - Council Bluffs IA

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This stone monument, north of Big Lake Park, honors the expedition of Lewis & Clark in 1804 and their historic meeting with the Otoe and Missouri Indians.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/16/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBorough Hall – Towanda PA

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This building is now the Towanda Borough Police Department, it is down the street from the Bradford County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office – Watkins Glen NY

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The corner stone says 1934, the New Deal write up says it was completed in 1935. It was designed by Louis A. Simon. The style is Colonial Revival. It is on the National Register.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/16/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsIrion County Courthouse - Mertzon, TX

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A 1936 election changed the county seat from Sherwood to Mertzon. The 1937 Art-Deco Irion County Courthouse was built with WPA funding.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/10/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMorgan Mill Elementary School – Morgan Mill, TX

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The building is still in use as an elementary school.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/1/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFort Wolters – Mineral Wells, TX

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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was active at the camp from 1938 to 1940. The most visible remnant of the WPA work is the entry gate to the camp off of U.S. Highway 180.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/1/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLillian Peek Home Economics Building – Mineral Wells, TX

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The first free-standing house built for home economics education was constructed in Mineral Wells, Texas following site selection by state supervisor of home economics Lillian Peek in 1933.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/1/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAmphitheater – Mineral Wells, TX

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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) erected an amphitheater in Mineral Wells, Texas during the Great Depression.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/1/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWoodland Park Cemetery – Mineral Wells, TX

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In 1938 the PWA allocated $22,126 for a municipal cemetery for Mineral Wells.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/1/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRock Wall – Palo Pinto, TX

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This rock wall was constructed 1935-1937 by the Works Progress Administration and partially encloses a city block.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/27/2019

last visited: never

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WPA Projects(Former) United States Post Office - Pasadena, TX

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This one-story brick building with large porch, supported by six large columns sits vacant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/27/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBaytown Post Office - Baytown, TX

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The building is one story buff brick with white cement accents around the doors and front windows. Spanish tile roof. It is still in use as a post office.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/27/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBaytown Historical Museum Mural – Baytown TX

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Depression era post office building is now a museum and houses a mural. Museum is open Tue-Sat 10am-2pm. Entrance is Free, but donations appreciated.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/27/2019

last visited: never

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