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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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American Guide SeriesCommunity Center - Palo Alto, California

in American Guide Series

The Palo Alto Community Center is a complex of theaters, museum, ballroom and dining hall. The architectural theme of the buildings is Spanish Colonial, typical of that found in the region.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStanford University - Stanford, California

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The heavy sandstone piers flank the entrance to Stanford University on Palm Drive, pierced by heavy round-headed arches with open pier arcades on each side.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

The main Art Gallery Building is located adjacent and to the east of the Main Inner Quad at Stanford University.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesToyon Hall - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Toyon is a student residence hall between Encina hall and Branner Hall on the Stanford campus.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPalo Alto High School - Palo Alto, California

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Palo Alto High School is an example of Spanish Colonial architecture still in use by a modern building today.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEncina Hall - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Encina Hall is a dormitory building on the Stanford campus

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCubberly School for Education Building - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

The Cubberly School for Education Building is home to Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLibrary - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Today’s main Stanford Library consists of the older Bing Wing and a newer larger annex added in 1980, known as the Green Wing.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPost Office - Palo Alto , California

in American Guide Series

The old Palo Alto Post Office is still in use today. It is on Hamilton Avenue at the intersection of Waverly Street.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStanford Union - Stanford, California

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The Old Union Quad is a collection of three buildings, headed by the Stanford Union.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHoover Library for War, Peace and Revolution - Stanford, California

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The official name is the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. The Institution is housed in three buildings on the Stanford campus. The most prominent facility is the landmark Hoover Tower.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

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American Guide SeriesInner Quadrangle - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

The Inner Quadrangle was the heart of the Stanford University campus.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

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American Guide SeriesMemorial Hall - Stanford, California

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Stanford Memorial Hall, now known as the Stanford Memorial Auditorium, faces the Serra Mall across from the Hoover Tower.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

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American Guide SeriesLeland Stanford Junior Museum - Stanford, California

in American Guide Series

Today this museum is known as the Cantor Center for Visual Arts. The Leland Stanford Junior Museum name is still etched in stone above the entrance.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

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American Guide SeriesStanford Memorial Church - Stanford, California

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Stanford Memorial Church stands at the center of the campus, and is the University’s architectural crown jewel.

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location: California

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSite of the First Scythe Factory - North Smithfield RI

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First factory was built on this site in 1795 by Elisha Bartlett.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesQuaker Cemetery - North Smithfield RI

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Facing the Meetinghouse right to the left is the cemetery.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUnion Cemetery - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Union Cemetery cover almost 40 acres of land and contains well over 7300 interments

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPeleg Arnold Tavern - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

The oldest building in the area, built around 1690 and enlarged in 1790.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDavid Aldrich House - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Built around 1808, the house was used as a dormitory for the Linden Grove Seminary

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCaptain Daniel Arnold House - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1714, the house is one of the oldest home in Union Village.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStephen Brownell House - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

Built in 1806 the house was built in 2 sections with the rear being the oldest.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSlocum House - North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

While the book refers to this as the Slocumb House, it was built by Walter Allen and Hezekiah Comstock, dating back to 1802.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBranch River Wool Combing Company Plant- North Smithfield RI

in American Guide Series

The factory was built in 1924 and is huge. It sports a great mounted clock.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSlatersville Resevoir and Power Dam - North Smthfield RI

in American Guide Series

Access is limited but one can see through the houses along Main St.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/11/2016

last visited: never

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