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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 ProjectsChicago, Railroad Center of the Nation mural – Downers Grove, IL

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WPA mural located inside the Downers Grove Post Office, high up on a wall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/19/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCommunity Center - Lancaster, TX

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One story rubble rock building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/26/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsHigh School Gym - Lancaster

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WPA marker on the alcove entrance of the gym.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/26/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFormer Federal Building and Post Office - Elk City, OK

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Formerly the U.S. Post Office, this building is now occupied by the School Board of Education.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/19/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLometa School - Lometa, TX

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The curved entrance with columns was added to the building in 1986 to hold the school bell from 1886.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/14/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGrand Forks County Fairgrounds - Grand Forks, ND

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This WPA location is in north Grand Forks, just off of Gateway Drive.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

location: North Dakota

date approved: 6/8/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsI.O.O.F. Cemetery Wall - Denton, TX

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WPA Workers built a riprap rock retaining wall around the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/7/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsUniversity of North Texas – Denton TX

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Coordinates given are for the University sign at N. Texas and I-35 access road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/7/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSigns of the Zodiac and Celestial Bodies - Chicago, IL

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Sixteen ceramic mosaics in barrel-vaulted passageway leading from street to a secluded garden near medical school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/5/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsGeorge Washington Carver School - Coalgate, OK

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The George Washington Carver School was built as a WPA project in 1938.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/18/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCoalgate School Gymnasium/Auditorium - Coalgate, OK

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The WPA built this school building in 1936. It is located near Fox and Frey Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/18/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsIndian Family at Routine Tasks - Coalgate, OK

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This WPA-sponsored mural hangs in the lobby of the Coagate, OK post office.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/18/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPost Office - Coalgate, OK

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The post office in Coalgate was a project funded by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/18/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCottonwood School - Coalgate Vicinity, OK

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Cottonwood is an unincorporated village two miles northeast of Coalgate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/18/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsStratford Grade and High School and Gym - Stratford, OK

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This WPA-constructed school houses the elementary, middle and high school for Stratford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/8/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRoosevelt Park - Blackstone MA

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Roosevelt Park in Blackstone, Massachusetts was developed with the assistance of federal funds during the early stages of the New Deal, most likely the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/4/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPOST OFFICE – WHITINSVILLE MA - Northbridge MA

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It was built in 1938, and is distinguished for the massive pilasters that flank the central entrance, and for its cupola.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/1/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsChapel of the Immaculate Conception - San Diego, CA

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One of many historic buildings located in Old Town San Diego. It was rebuilt by the WPA in 1937.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/23/2021

last visited: 3/23/2021

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WPA ProjectsRoanoke Water Tower - Roanoke, TX

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There is a Texas Historical Marker at the base of this old Roanoke Water Tower, commemorating its origins and history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/23/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRock Perimeter Walls of Brackenridge Park - San Antonio, TX USA

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From 1935 to 1936, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded the building of stone walls around the perimeter of Brackenridge Park. These stone walls still provide artistic perimeter boundaries between the park land and the city's busy streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 3/19/2021

last visited: 3/19/2021

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WPA ProjectsFullerton Museum - Fullerton, CA

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The building that currently houses the Fullerton Museum was built by the WPA in 1941.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/14/2021

last visited: 3/14/2021

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WPA ProjectsRoadside Park - Gonzales, TX

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Work was done by the National Youth Administration (NYA).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/6/2021

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPicnic Tables and Benches in Brackenridge Park - San Antonio, TX USA

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In the center of Brackenridge Park, just south of the Joske Pavilion, are a group of picnic tables with associated fire pits that are on a large concrete base. These are for public use and have been since the WPA built them from 1938 - 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 3/5/2021

last visited: 3/5/2021

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WPA ProjectsStarter House at Brackenridge Park Golf Course - San Antonio, TX USA

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This native limestone and concrete building that is called the Starter House is at the edge of the parking lot and at the end of the Brackenridge Park Golf Club Clubhouse is a WPA project completed in 1940 by the National Youth Administration (NYA)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 3/2/2021

last visited: 3/4/2021

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WPA ProjectsAmes Schoolhouse - Dedham MA

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The building was dedicated in June 1898. In 1937, it was painted and renovated by the Works Progress Administration.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/14/2021

last visited: never

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