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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 ProjectsAbe Andrews Park (Norman City Park) - Norman, OK

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Established in the late 1890s, several great WPA structures were added to the park in the 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/4/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGarfield County Courthouse - Enid, OK

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Built between 1934 and 1936, this courthouse was a project of the Public Works Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/29/2014

last visited: 6/19/2009

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WPA ProjectsMunicipal Auditorium - Oklahoma City, OK

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Within these walls, decades of wonderful entertainment has been performed. Today the building is known as the Civic Center Music Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMarking and Repairing de Mores Packing Plant Ruins - Medora ND

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A WPA project in the late-1930s marked and repaired some of the ruins of this historic beef processing plant in Medora ND

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: North Dakota

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 10/25/2014

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WPA ProjectsMunicipal Building - Oklahoma City, OK

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The Oklahoma City Municipal Building was constructed in 1936-37 with funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA) and a City bond issue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/22/2014

last visited: 3/25/2014

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WPA ProjectsHall of Waters - Excelsior Springs, Mo.

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This Public Works Adminstration construction is a two-story cut stone and concrete building, and is located at 201 E. Broadway in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFiltration Plant - Anadarko, OK

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This power plant was a WPA project in early 1940, an enlargement to the original plant at this location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/9/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Auditorium - Alex, OK

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This WPA constructed auditorium has been renamed for a former Alex School Superintendent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/9/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsIrrigation Canal & Dam - University of Nevada, Reno

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A surprise discovery of a WPA project was found in a bronze plaque that's imbedded on the northern concrete wall of an irrigation canal on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Nevada

date approved: 1/9/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsDock Street Theatre - Charleston, SC

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This historic Theater is located at 135 Church Street in Charleston, SC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: South Carolina

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: 10/4/2013

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WPA ProjectsHalliburton Stadium - Duncan, OK

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Halliburton Stadium is a WPA project which has been maintained and is in full use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsIrving School - Duncan, OK

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Built in 1935, this school has undergone numerous structural changes over the years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFour Mile School - Marlow, OK

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Four Mile School is another rural WPA project from the 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBailey School - Bailey, OK

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This is another of the WPA-constructed schoolhouses in rural Oklahoma which live on in these small communities.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMain Post Office - Reno, NV

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This former post office was built with funds from the Civil Works Administration (CWA), a predecessor to the PWA, in 1932 and is located along S Virginia Street and just south of the Truckee River in downtown Reno, NV.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Nevada

date approved: 12/28/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFassnight Park - Springfield, MO

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This 28-acre historic park features one of Springfield's best swimming pools. The pool building, other structures and stone work along the creek, featuring Ozark Limestone, were built by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/16/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsNortheast High School - Oklahoma City, OK

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Northeast High School, built in the 1930s New Deal era still flourishes as a school today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/10/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsNortheast Lake (aka Zoo Lake) - Oklahoma City, OK

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Northeast Lake, more recently known as Zoo Lake, is one of three urban reservoirs for Oklahoma City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/2/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSterling County Courthouse -- Sterling City TX

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The Sterling County TX Courthouse was built in 1938 by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works - which was renamed the Public Works Administration (PWA) in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/2/2013

last visited: 12/2/2013

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WPA ProjectsModoc Union High School - Alturas, CA

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This high school was constructed in 1939 as a Public Works Administration project and is located along North Main St (Hwy 395) in downtown Alturas, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/29/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsState Armory - Minco, OK

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The Minco Armory was constructed in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/25/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSaginaw School - Saginaw, TX

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A Texas Historical Marker at the Saginaw Elementary School, 100 Bluebonnet St, Saginaw, TX, indicates that it was built by the WPA during the 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/20/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Gymnasium - Paoli, OK

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The Paoli High School gymnasium was built by the WPA in 1936.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/8/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsKyle Elementary School Campus - Kyle, TX

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A Texas Historical Marker on the Ernest Kimbro Multipurpose Building near the corner of Nance and Austin Streets notes the contributions of the WPA, including this very building, to the school campus here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/5/2013

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsU.S. Post Office - Purcell, OK

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This beautiful brick building was a WPA project in 1938.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/31/2013

last visited: never

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