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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 ProjectsChemistry-Pharmacy Building - U of M - Missoula, MT

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This was one of five buildings built between 1935 and 1939, most of which were financed or assisted by either the WPA or the PWA. Construction of this building was made possible through a WPA loan and the sale of bonds.

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location: Montana

date approved: 5/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsStudent Union - U of M - Missoula, MT

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One of five depression era buildings constructed on campus, this one was designed by local architect C. J. Forbis and funded in part by the PWA. Art Deco in design, it was a departure from the Renaissance Revival style seen exclusively to that time.

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location: Montana

date approved: 5/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWoman's Club Art Building - U of M - Missoula, MT

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There were five buildings built on the U of M campus in the years 1935 to 1939, most of which were financed, at least in part by the WPA or the PWA. This is one of the buildings partially financed by the PWA.

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location: Montana

date approved: 5/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsJournalism Building - U of M - Missoula, MT

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Though the Faculty of Journalism was founded in 1914, it had no permanent and acceptable home until 1937, when this building was completed with the aid of PWA funding. Quite a step up from the original four tents pitched in 1914.

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location: Montana

date approved: 1/5/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsDixon School - Dixon, MT

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This 1919 school was upgraded in 1938 with WPA funds and remains in use today.

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location: Montana

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLake County Courthouse - Polson, MT

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Standing just east of the mouth of the Flathead River in downtown Polson, the Lake County Courthouse was a PWA project of the 1930s.

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location: Montana

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMontana State Hospital - Warm Springs, MT

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This hospital for those with addictive and mental disorders was begun in 1877 and continues today as the Warm Springs State Hospital.

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location: Montana

date approved: 12/22/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPolson City Hall - Polson, MT

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In the midst of the Great Depression Polson was one of the cities which received a brand new city Hall.

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location: Montana

date approved: 12/22/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPolson Fire Station No. 1 - Polson, MT

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On the west side of First Street, just north of Second Avenue, the Polson Fire Hall, Police Station and City Hall are attached, in a civic complex.

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location: Montana

date approved: 12/22/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsRed Lodge High School - Red Lodge, MT

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Today more properly called "Roosevelt School", the school was known simply as the Red Lodge High School when the first section was built in 1920.

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location: Montana

date approved: 9/5/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsSt. Regis High School - St. Regis, MT

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A PWA-sponsored project of the Dirty Thirties, the Art Deco St. Regis High School continues in use as the only school in the town, serving students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

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location: Montana

date approved: 9/5/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall - Priest River, ID

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With a bit of help from the WPA, without which it wouldn't have happened, the town of Priest River, ID got a spanking new town hall in 1937. Idaho had been in recession since the 1920s and the WPA projects received were a great boost to its economy.

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location: Idaho

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFormer Libby City Hall - Libby, MT

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The Libby Police Department has taken over what was at one time the Libby City Hall. At one time the building was city hall, police department and jail.

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location: Montana

date approved: 3/13/2015

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsWhitefish Lake Golf Club - Whitefish, MT

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The Whitefish Lake Golf Club got its start in the 1920s, got a big boost from the WPA in 1935 and several boosts in later years to eventually make it the only 36-hole complex in Montana.

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location: Montana

date approved: 12/22/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsUS Post Office - Deer Lodge, MT

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Still in use by the city of Deer Lodge, this post office, besides bing a WPA project, was the recipient of a WPA Arts Project mural.

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location: Montana

date approved: 9/7/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBoundary County Courthouse - Bonners Ferry, ID

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A project of the WPA, this art deco courthouse was completed in 1940. Its façade contains three bas relief panels designed by Fletcher Martin, one of only four WPA art projects known in Idaho. It continues to serve the community today.

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location: Idaho

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFletcher Martin Bas Reliefs - Bonners Ferry, ID

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A project of the WPA, this art deco courthouse was completed in 1940. Its façade contains three bas relief panels designed by Fletcher Martin, one of only four of his WPA art projects known in Idaho.

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location: Idaho

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsPriest River High School - Priest River, ID

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Another much needed WPA project, this High School (now Junior High) was begun in 1940. The Art Moderne design was the brainchild of well known architect G. A. Pehrson, of Spokane, WA and continues in use to this day.

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location: Idaho

date approved: 6/16/2014

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.

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location: Montana

date approved: 8/18/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsMissoula International Airport - Missoula, MT

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Construction on Missoula International Airport was begun in 1938, with the grand opening taking place in 1941.

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location: Montana

date approved: 3/6/2019

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsBonner County's First Courthouse - Sandpoint, ID

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The first and second county courthouses in Sandpoint are side-by-side and have actually been turned into a single complex over the years. The WPA aided in renovating the old courthouse in the '30s, while major additions occurred from 1973 on.

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location: Idaho

date approved: 1/26/2015

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.

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location: Montana

date approved: 8/17/2017

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsFerry County Courthouse - Republic, WA

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Erected in 1936 in the county seat of Republic, the Art Deco styled Ferry County Courthouse was a depression era project of the Public Works Administration (PWA).

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location: Washington

date approved: 7/8/2016

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsLincoln County Courthouse - Libby, MT

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The story of the Lincoln County Courthouse is actually two tales, taking place 42 years apart.

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location: Montana

date approved: 3/12/2017

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 T0SHEA

location: Montana

date approved: 7/11/2017

last visited: never

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