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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 ProjectsBlaine Stadium and Fieldhouse - Ponca City, OK

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This grandstand and fieldhouse located at Ponca City High School is one of several WPA projects in the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/21/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsIrving School - Bozeman, MT

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One of several WPA projects accomplished in Bozeman in the 1930s, the Irving School continues to serve its intended purpose, that of an elementary school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 8/18/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSchool Gym/Auditorium - Fletcher, OK

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This WPA gymnasium and auditorium is surrounded by newer school construction and cannot be seen from the street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/18/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSterling School - Sterling, OK

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Built in 1939, this WPA-built school is part of a complex that serves this town of 800.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/17/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall - Red Lodge, MT

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Though the present city hall was built in 1939, with the aid of WPA funds, parts of the building contain materials from the 1898 fire hall/city hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 8/17/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPublic Library - Ponca City, OK

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This is a beautiful example of Spanish influence architecture, built with funds from the Public Works Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/13/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPainting of Montlake Bridge - Seattle, WA

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This bascule bridge, constructed in 1925, used Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) funds to paint the bridge in 1934.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 8/10/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsJefferson Elementary School - Shawnee, OK

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An auditorium and additional classrooms were constructed here under the Public Works Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/9/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsJim Thorpe Stadium/Clubhouse - Shawnee, OK

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This stadium is one of the largest WPA-built stadiums in Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWoodrow Wilson School - Shawnee, OK

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The WPA built an addition to Woodrow Wilson School in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFormer Fire Station - Shawnee, OK

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Located in a residential area, this small fire station was a project of the WPA in 1938-9.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFairview Cemetery Wall - Shawnee, OK

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Constructed in 1936, the Fairview Cemetery wall is approximately 1320 feet long.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHorace Mann School Addition - Shawnee, OK

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The WPA constructed the south-end addition to Horace Mann School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office (former) – Kerrville TX

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This art deco building was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds in 1935. Served as Kerrville's Post Office until 1998 when a new post office was built across the river.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 8/6/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsTonkawa Public Library - Tonkawa, OK

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Tonkawa Public Library was constructed as a F.E.R.A. project.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/3/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWoodland Park - Shawnee, OK

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The WPA did extensive work at Woodland Park, and it is an actively used park to this day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFire Station No. 4 - San Diego, CA

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A historic fire station in downtown San Diego.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 7/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBen Franklin School - Shawnee, OK

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Ben Franklin School was a WPA project in 1938-9.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWashington School - Shawnee, OK

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Washington School was a project of the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, which was later renamed the Public Works Administration (PWA).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/31/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCentral School - Truxton, NY

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The Truxton Central School was built in 1935 according to the cornerstone. It was a WPA project.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/30/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBurleson County Courthouse Mural – Caldwell TX

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This mural “Indians Moving” by Suzanne Scheuer was originally painted for the historic former Caldwell post office building with funding from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It was later relocated to the Burleson County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 7/30/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office Mural - Kellogg, ID

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One of only six in the State of Idaho, this post office mural was actually the artist's second attempt at pleasing the local audience.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 7/26/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsUS Post Office--Kellogg Main - Kellogg, ID

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Deemed Classical Revival in style, this small town brick post office bears many of the hallmarks of New Deal buildings of the 1930s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 7/26/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGallatin County High School - Bozeman, MT

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First there was the 1902 Romanesque styled brick Gallatin County High School, then there was the 1936-37 Art Deco Gallatin County High School. Now there is just the 1936-37 Art Deco Wilsson School

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 7/12/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBozeman Armory - Bozeman, MT

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The Bozeman Armory was one of a great many built in the U.S. as an immediate response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941, "A day which will live in infamy".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 7/11/2017

last visited: never

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