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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 ProjectsRoadside Park – La Grange TX

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This roadside park, constructed adjacent to U.S. Hwy 77, was part of the development of roadside parks begun in 1935 in anticipation of tourists and visitors to Texas for the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/21/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office – La Grange TX

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The cornerstone for this New Deal Post Office was laid in 1936, construction was not completed until 1937. It is still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/21/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLaBolt Bathhouse, WPA Project, LaBolt, South Dakota

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A stone building located along LaBolt Lake. Elevation 1372

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/21/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural – La Grange TX

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A Treasury Section of Fine Arts-commissioned oil-on-canvas mural entitled “Horses” was created by Tom Lewis in 1939.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/21/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFullerton Post Office - Fullerton, CA

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A historic post office in downtown Fullerton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsDrainage Canal - Fullerton, CA

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A concrete drainage canal in downtown Fullerton was built by the WPA in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsShelter House/Chapel - Olathe, Ks.

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This one story limestone building is located at the southern end of the Olathe Cemetery - 738 N Chestnut St, Olathe, Ks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Kansas

date approved: 6/1/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsTrinity County Jail - Groveton, TX

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The W.P.A. Trinity County jail was built on the courthouse square in 1938 and is still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHouston County Courthouse - Crockett, TX

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Houston County has had 5 courthouse. This current courthouse was built in 1939 with funds from the Public Works Administartion.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/27/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFederal Building - Binghamton, NY

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This is a contributing building in the State Street-Henry Street Historic District. It has Neoclassic and Art Deco elements. It is made of Indiana limestone and granite.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/17/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Johnson City, NY

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This Post Office, built in Colonial Revival style, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The contractor was Oscar Weinstein.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/17/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Wharton, TX

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The historic post office in Wharton, Texas was completed in 1936 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building is still in service.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/17/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Towanda, PA

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This is a basic brick building with a cornerstone. It was designed by Harry C. Child

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Endicott, NY

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It is Colonial Revival style, built by Douglas Crocker and Walter Whitlack. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/16/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - El Campo, TX

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The historic post office in El Campo, Texas was built with Treasury Department funds in 1938. The building is still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsDunn Field - Elmira, NY

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Dunn Field was named for Edward Joseph Dunn, banker and capitalist, president of the Elmira Chamber of Commerce.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBridge Street Bridge - Corning, NY

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The bridge was rehabilitated in 1999 and is going to be rehabilitated again at an "estimated $6.625 million project cost."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsAthens Post Office - Athens, PA

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The Athens Post Office was designed by Louis A. Simon. It was built in 1940 when James Farley was Post Master General

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsTri-Cities Airport - Endicott, NY

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Tri-Cities Airport is a village-owned, public-use airport. It was used by Endicott, Johnson City and Binghamton as the main airport until a new airport was built with longer runways.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Moravia, NY

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This Post Office was started in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office – Homer, NY

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The post office was started in 1937, completed in 1938. It was designed by Louis A. Simon. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsClinton Street Underpass – Binghamton, NY

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The writeup claims the bridge was started in 1937, but the plaque on the bridge says the East Clinton Street Undercrossing was built in 1936. It was project N.Y. 1322.R. Everyone involved is listed including Walsh Construction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWalton Post Office - Walton, NY

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The Walton Post Office, built in the Colonial Revival style, is also on the National Register of Historic Places

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsVestal Central School - Vestal, NY

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This building is on the Living New Deal Website. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/11/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCarter G. Woodson School - Abilene, TX

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Today home to the Woodson Early Childhood Center, the old Carter G. Woodson School at 520 N 9th Street, Abilene, TX, was built by the WPA in 1936.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/11/2017

last visited: never

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