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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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Image for Franklin D. Roosevelt Park - Egg Harbor City, NJview gallery

NN24.6 km

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WPA ProjectsFranklin D. Roosevelt Park - Egg Harbor City, NJ

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This now hideous and dangerous park was once much larger, beautiful and safe.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 1/29/2011

last visited: never

Image for Riverton Post Office - Riverton, NJview gallery

NWNW85.5 km

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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

Image for Mail Delivery (East - Eastern Mailman - One of Four) - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

NWNW85.8 km

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WPA ProjectsMail Delivery (East - Eastern Mailman - One of Four) - Philadelphia, PA

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Four very nice relief sculptures on either side of this Post Office/Federal Building in Old City Philadelphia. The reliefs were created as part of the Works Progress Administration in the early forties.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/9/2011

last visited: 6/9/2012

Image for City Hall Beautification – Philadelphia, PAview gallery

NWNW86.4 km

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall Beautification – Philadelphia, PA

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With almost 700 rooms, this City Hall is the largest municipal building in the USA & one of the largest in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/11/2019

last visited: 8/18/2019

Image for Coiled Snake - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

NWNW89.8 km

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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

Image for New Castle Post Office - New Castle DEview gallery

NWNW91.9 km

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WPA ProjectsNew Castle Post Office - New Castle DE

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Located on Delaware St in New Castle, this Post Office had special attention paid to fit in with the architecture of the town

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Delaware

date approved: 9/30/2013

last visited: 9/1/2019

Image for Thomas Mill Covered Bridge - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

NWNW100.4 km

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WPA ProjectsThomas Mill Covered Bridge - Philadelphia, PA

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This bridge was restored by WPA workers in 1938 and has continued to be maintained since that time under the stewardship of FOW and the Fairmount Park Commission. The most recent repairs were done in 1999.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/15/2013

last visited: never

Image for Spring Lake Boardwalk - Spring Lake NJview gallery

NENE106.2 km

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WPA ProjectsSpring Lake Boardwalk - Spring Lake NJ

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In Spring Lake, the longest non-commercial boardwalk in New Jersey runs along the ocean beach front. Footings indicate that it was a WPA project.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/5/2009

last visited: 8/9/2009

Image for Washington Crossing State Park - New Jerseyview gallery

NN112.7 km

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WPA ProjectsWashington Crossing State Park - New Jersey

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On December 25, 1776 General George Washington crossed the Delaware River here, with 2,400 troops, artillery and supplies, setting the stage for the Battle of Trenton, a decisive victory for the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/11/2009

last visited: 5/25/2012

Image for Light Dispelling Darkness - Edison, NJview gallery

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WPA ProjectsLight Dispelling Darkness - Edison, NJ

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Originally created as a WPA project in 1937, the art Deco terra cotta is by sculptor Waylande Gregory. The sculpture/fountain is located in Roosevelt Park, also a WPA project site. The structure recently underwent renovation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/4/2010

last visited: 11/12/2011

Image for Roosevelt Park - Edison, NJview gallery

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WPA ProjectsRoosevelt Park - Edison, NJ

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Roosevelt Park was a major part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration which provided jobs for the poor and unemployed during the 1930s. Today the park continues to be a beautiful example of the WPA's efforts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/8/2010

last visited: 8/19/2011

Image for City Park Volunteer Fireman's Memorial Bandshell - Reading, PAview gallery

NWNW160.1 km

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WPA ProjectsCity Park Volunteer Fireman's Memorial Bandshell - Reading, PA

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The City Park Volunteer Fireman's Memorial was funded by WPA funds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Janila

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/8/2018

last visited: never

Image for Stone and Masonry Stairway - Allentown, PAview gallery

NWNW160.5 km

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WPA ProjectsStone and Masonry Stairway - Allentown, PA

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A Stone and Masonry Stairway in the Little Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/1/2008

last visited: 10/16/2014

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