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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 ProjectsPioneer Museum, Daughters of Utah Pioneers - Provo, Utah

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Pioneer museum in Provo that includes a WPA plaque.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member UtahSteve

location: Utah

date approved: 4/23/2012

last visited: 8/25/2014

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WPA ProjectsClayton Public Schools - Clayton, New Mexico

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School buildings constructed as WPA project in Clayton, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New Mexico

date approved: 4/12/2012

last visited: 7/11/2014

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WPA ProjectsGate School - Gate, Oklahoma

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Historic former school building built by the WPA in Gate, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/8/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBeaver Gymnasium/Auditorium - Beaver, Oklahoma

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Former gymnasium/auditorium constructed by the WPA in 1938 located in Beaver, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/8/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAlva Armory - Alva, Oklahoma

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Historic former national guard armory in Alva, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/1/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGovernment House - St. Augustine, FL

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In 1937, the historic Government House in St. Augustine, Florida, was remodeled and enlarged under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration for use as a U.S. Post Office.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 3/24/2012

last visited: 4/12/2014

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Building - Fond Du Lac, WI

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This former U.S. Post Office was built as a Works Progress Administration project in 1937.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member REUAHNESIE

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 3/24/2012

last visited: 5/2/2012

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WPA ProjectsMontgomery City Hall - Montgomery, Alabama

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After a fire destroyed the old city hall, a new one was built using WPA funding. The cornerstone was laid in 1936 and the building opened in 1937.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 3/17/2012

last visited: 8/23/2013

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WPA ProjectsFair Oaks Community Hall

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This is a building that has seen the community grow. It was built on a high point as a two-story building. The entrance is upstairs, literally.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 3/16/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCapitol Boulevard Memorial Bridge Tiles - Boise, ID

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This small tile mural is located on the Capitol Boulevard Memorial Bridge which spans the Boise River. It is one of a number of murals in Boise place by the WPA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Idaho

date approved: 3/13/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRiverton Post Office - Riverton, NJ

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In the 1930s a slew of these post offices were erected by the United States government in New Jersey. This is one of those old post offices erected under the Federal Works Agency, which oversaw the Works Project Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/2/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsProvo Public Library - Provo, UT

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The Provo Public Library, which is a Carnegie Library, was renovated as a WPA project in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Utah

date approved: 2/28/2012

last visited: 7/18/2014

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WPA ProjectsGarfield County Fair Grounds - Rifle, CO

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Save for the plaque, I cannot find any information about this project.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 2/4/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBovey Village Hall - Bovey, Minnesota

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Historic village hall built with PWA funds for the Iron Range community of Bovey, Minnesota.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Minnesota

date approved: 2/1/2012

last visited: 6/16/2013

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WPA ProjectsU S Post Office - West Allis, WI 53214

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This Post office building was built in 1939 as a WPA project. There are two large Murals in the lobby. The building was placed on the US National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2001; #01000174.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member REUAHNESIE

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/29/2012

last visited: 1/6/2014

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WPA ProjectsFederal Building and U.S. Post Office - Grand Junction, CO

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Originally the Federal Building and U.S. Post Office, this enlarged building is now the Wayne Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 1/17/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRiverside Elementary - Grand Junction, CO

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While the school was built in 1918, the WPA improved this building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 1/17/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFruita Museum, aka RockADay Building - Fruita, CO

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While the building is officially called the Fruita Museum, the other name of The Rock-a-Day Building is much more descriptive.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 1/14/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsViaduct over Cottonwood Creek - Guthrie, OK

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A vital project conducted by the WPA in the 1930s, this viaduct provided a transportation route across Cottonwood Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/14/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWPA Bridge – Le Mars, IA

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A plaque identifies this stone bridge as one of the many features in this park built by the Works Progress Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 1/1/2012

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRochester Fire Department Headquarters - Rochester, NY

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A Public Works Administration project, crafted in Art Deco style, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 185 North Street, Rochester, NY 14604

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 12/28/2011

last visited: never

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WPA Projects(Burned) Banner School - Guthrie, OK

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Banner School, constructed in 1935, was one of the 825 schools constructed in Oklahoma by the Works Progress Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/26/2011

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsColumbus Grove Municipal Pool - Columbus Grove, OH

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A municipal pool located in Columbus Grove, OH.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member electrical_chris

location: Ohio

date approved: 12/5/2011

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCoiled Snake - Philadelphia, PA

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This piece was acquired through the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the late 30s. The black granite snake can be found at the reptile house of the Philadelphia Zoo.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/3/2011

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCommunity Building - Ozark, Missouri

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Historic WPA funded community building in the Ozark Courthouse Square Historic District in Ozark, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/3/2011

last visited: 4/14/2013

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