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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 Projects10th Street Culverts - Gotebo, OK

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These two culverts are located in the northwest part of town, and cross 10th Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/18/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAuditorium & Gymnasium - Gotebo, OK

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This auditorium/gymnasium was built by the WPA in 1937-1938, with an appropriation of $18,724.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/18/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHighway Culvert - Gotebo, OK

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This culvert crosses Highway 9 in front of the Gotebo Post Office.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/18/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsOlfen Public School – Olfen TX

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Olfen community was settled around 1893. In 1901 the first school was built (it was also used as a church). Today this school, a church and a cemetery is all that remain of Olfen.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMountain View Grade School - Mountain View, OK

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This is a sturdy looking stone school off Main Street in Mountain View.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/14/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHighway 9 Underpass - Carnegie, OK

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This is one of those cool WPA constructions you just "happen upon" when driving through a town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/14/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Additon - Eola, TX

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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built additions to the existing 1928 school in Eola, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHartgrove Gymnasium – Millersview, TX

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Building stands next to a burned out school building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/9/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWater Tower - Carnegie, OK

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This is one of the strangest examples of WPA construction we've found to date.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/9/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Addition and Gymnasium - Carnegie, OK

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This WPA project added a classroom addition to an earlier school, plus a gymnasium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/9/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFormer School - Carnegie, OK

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This lovely building was formerly a classroom for Carnegie schools.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/9/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBus, Manual Training and Classroom Building - Carnegie, OK

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Several school buildings are located here at the intersection of Highways 9 and 58.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/9/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsUS Post Office (former) - Mission, TX

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This former post office, built in 1940, is today owned by the Mission Historical Museum and it still houses the old Mission post office WPA mural.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/7/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office (former) – Henderson TX

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One story red brick building across from the Rusk County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/7/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAlbert/Oney School - Albert, OK

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This WPA-constructed school is in ruins and not in use.

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location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/7/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHigh School Addition - Binger, OK

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This WPA project was an addition to the Binger High School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/4/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAlamo Stadium – San Antonio TX

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This facility was dedicated September 20, 1940. In 2013, it underwent a $35 million renovation, which has restored the facades, including plaques and markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/1/2019

last visited: never

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WPA Projects100 Years of Sports in San Antonio, Texas, 1840-1940 - San Antonio, TX

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Four mosaic murals above the entrance of Alamo Stadium depict a century of local sports activities. The tiles were glazed fired by sixty WPA workers in kilns at Ethel Harris' Mexican Arts and Crafts studio in south San Antonio.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/1/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsOrange County Courthouse – Orange, TX

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Current courthouse built in 1937 is the fourth courthouse for Orange County. The PWA provided funds toward the construction of this courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/29/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSwimming Pool - Beaumont, TX

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All that remains of the swimming pool in Alice Keith Park is the Art-Deco entrance, unmarked.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRainbow Bridge – Port Arthur TX

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Rainbow Bridge was started in 1936 and completed in 1939. It was a WPA project. It spans the Neches River between Port Arthur and Orange.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBeauxart Gardens – Nederland TX

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Named for its location between Beaumont and Port Arthur, Beauxart Gardens was developed during the Great Depression by the U.S. Government as a federal subsistence homestead colony under the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/23/2019

last visited: never

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