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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 ProjectsSandpoint Community Hall - Sandpoint, ID

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Begun as a boy scout project early in 1935, this log community hall eventually became a national project, with financial input from an alphabet soup of organizations, from the I.E.R.A to the W.P.A. to the U.S.O.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 6/17/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHistoric Beltrami Camp, Lake Bemidji State Park, Bemidji, MN

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Historic Beltrami Camp is located on the road at the end of the state park campground.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Minnesota

date approved: 6/17/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall - Priest River, ID

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With a bit of help from the WPA, without which it wouldn't have happened, the town of Priest River, ID got a spanking new town hall in 1937. Idaho had been in recession since the 1920s and the WPA projects received were a great boost to its economy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPriest River High School - Priest River, ID

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Another much needed WPA project, this High School (now Junior High) was begun in 1940. The Art Moderne design was the brainchild of well known architect G. A. Pehrson, of Spokane, WA and continues in use to this day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBoundary County Courthouse - Bonners Ferry, ID

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A project of the WPA, this art deco courthouse was completed in 1940. Its façade contains three bas relief panels designed by Fletcher Martin, one of only four WPA art projects known in Idaho. It continues to serve the community today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFletcher Martin Bas Reliefs - Bonners Ferry, ID

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A project of the WPA, this art deco courthouse was completed in 1940. Its façade contains three bas relief panels designed by Fletcher Martin, one of only four of his WPA art projects known in Idaho.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsShannon Springs Park - Chickasha, OK

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This is a large, scenic park with a lake, bridges, and numerous WPA construction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: 12/8/2007

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WPA ProjectsWarehouse - Shannon Springs Park - Chickasha, OK

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This park warehouse typifies native stone WPA construction in Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCaretaker's House - Shannon Springs Park - Chickasha, OK

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This sturdy sandstone building is one of several items constructed by the WPA in Shannon Springs Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/11/2014

last visited: 4/11/2015

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WPA ProjectsAmphitheater - Shannon Springs Park - Chickasha, OK

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This WPA-constructed amphitheater is actively in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/11/2014

last visited: 4/11/2015

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WPA ProjectsWPA Bridge - Shannon Springs Park - Chickasha, OK

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The WPA has constructed this beautiful and functional park bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/11/2014

last visited: 4/11/2015

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WPA ProjectsJr. High School Gym & Auditorium - Chickasha, OK

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This is a stylish Art Deco gymnasium/auditorium built onto the original Junior High School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/10/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWashita Valley Community Center - Chickasha, OK

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This community center building, constructed in 1935 has recently been renovated and is currently serving the community's needs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFairgrounds Administration Building - Chickasha, OK

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Built by the WPA in 1940, this building houses the administrative offices, and a large event auditorium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/4/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFairgrounds Livestock Exchange Building - Chickasha, OK

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Built by the WPA in 1941, this building has a rich history and is well-used to this day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/4/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFire Alarm Office – Sacramento CA

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Located in Winn Park, Sacramento, CA.

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location: California

date approved: 5/31/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPocasset Auditorium - Pocasset, OK

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This WPA-constructed gymnasium is still in use by the Amber-Pocasset school district.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/31/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFairview School - Meeker, OK

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The WPA, together with the Lincoln County Superintendent of Schools constructed this one-room school in 1936.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSpring Dell School - Chandler, OK

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Spring Dell School was built as a one-room school by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMidlothian School - Lincoln County, OK

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Midlothian School is a typical WPA-constructed two-room school, which is currently used occasionally for social events.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/18/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsStudent Union - U of M - Missoula, MT

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One of five depression era buildings constructed on campus, this one was designed by local architect C. J. Forbis and funded in part by the PWA. Art Deco in design, it was a departure from the Renaissance Revival style seen exclusively to that time.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsChemistry-Pharmacy Building - U of M - Missoula, MT

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This was one of five buildings built between 1935 and 1939, most of which were financed or assisted by either the WPA or the PWA. Construction of this building was made possible through a WPA loan and the sale of bonds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWoman's Club Art Building - U of M - Missoula, MT

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There were five buildings built on the U of M campus in the years 1935 to 1939, most of which were financed, at least in part by the WPA or the PWA. This is one of the buildings partially financed by the PWA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsJunior/Senior High School - Meeker, OK

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Constructed in 1939 by the WPA, this school is currently the Meeker Middle School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/5/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMeeker Town Hall (former) - Meeker, OK

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One of only 27 municipal buildings constructed by the WPA in Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/5/2014

last visited: never

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