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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 ProjectsOakwood Cemetery walls -- Cisco TX

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The beautiful native sandstone and local stonewalls on three sides of Oakwood Cemetery are built by the WPA in the 1930s

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/20/2015

last visited: 1/16/2016

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall - Cedartown, GA

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Was also police and fire stations, now remodeled and used as an annex to the court house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/14/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBarton Springs Sunken Garden - Austin, TX

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The Sunken Gardens, enclosed by circular stones, was built between 1935-38 on the south side of the creek by the National Youth Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/4/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFormer Grand Rapids Public Museum - Grand Rapids, Michigan

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This building was one of the last projects to be funded by the W.P.A. in response to the Great Depression, and served as home to the Grand Rapids Public Museum until 1994.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Michigan

date approved: 10/4/2015

last visited: 1/2/2016

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WPA ProjectsPost Office (former) – Lampasas TX

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Former post office is now a private residence.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/4/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office – Clifton TX

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The historic Clifton, Texas post office was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds in 1940. The building is still in service.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/15/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office – Hamilton,TX

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This post office in Hamilton was constructed with New Deal funds in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/9/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural – Quanah TX

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The mural “The Naming of Quanah,” by Jerry Bywaters, was completed with Treasury Section of Fine Arts funds in 1938.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/9/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsKnox County Courthouse - Benjamin, TX

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Third courthouse for Knox County. It was built as part of the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works project. Project No. 6211

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/7/2015

last visited: 9/5/2015

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural – Gatesville TX

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This 9.5' x 4.5' mural “Off to Northern Markers” by Joe De Young was completed with Section of Fine Arts funds in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/7/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office – Gatesville TX

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One story yellow brick building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/7/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural – Hamilton TX

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This fresco secco mural “Texas Rangers in Camp” by Ward Lockwood was completed with Treasury Section of Fine Arts funds in 1942.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/7/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWilliam M. Steger Federal Courthouse – Tyler TX

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Still a courthouse. No longer a post office.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 4/16/2016

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WPA ProjectsPost Office (former) Mural – McKinney TX

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Artist Frank Klepper painted this mural “Confederate Company Leaving McKinney” for the McKinney post office in 1934, with funding from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. Post office is now a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 10/24/2015

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WPA ProjectsBathhouse - Shannon Springs Park - Chickasha, OK

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The bathhouse is an example of a WPA building re-born - thanks to the insight and dedication of Chickasha.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsVereins-Kirche – Fredericksburg TX

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The new Vereins-Kirche would be used as the public library until 1955. Today it houses a small gift shop and historical museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 7/18/2016

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WPA ProjectsChildress County Courthouse – Childress TX

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Childress County has had three courthouses: 1887, 1891 and the present 1939 courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office – Quanah TX

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One story yellow brick building across from Quanah City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: never

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WPA Projects1942 Medina County Courthouse Renovations -- Hondo TX

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In 1942 a WPA project renovated the Medina County Courthouse in downtown Hondo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 7/20/2015

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WPA ProjectsDarlington Game Farm Pens - El Reno, OK

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Two game pens built by the WPA when this area was operated by the Oklahoma Game and Fish Commission.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAlex Public School Dist #56 - Alex, OK

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This is another small-town WPA-constructed school, still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLincoln School Addition - El Reno, OK

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The WPA constructed the gymnasium addition to this school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBooker T. Washington School - El Reno, OK

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Built in 1937-8 by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWebster Jr. High School - El Reno, OK

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Built as a Junior High School, today it is operated as Webster Elementary for fifth grade students.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsThe Fort - Taft, CA

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A replica of Sutter's Fort in Taft, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: never

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