NYA Community Center - Pauls Valley, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 34° 44.747 W 097° 13.844
14S E 661955 N 3846277
Quick Description: The National Youth Administration was under the oversight of the WPA from 1935 to 1939.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2013 4:40:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMJAFD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This building was constructed in 1938 as an NYA Community Center, during the period of time that the NYA was under the supervision of the Works Progress Administration. Above the door on this building are the letters N Y A which was a New Deal agency which provided work and education for Americans between 16 and 25. In 1939, the NYA was transferred to the Federal Security Agency, and then in 1942, was overseen by the War Manpower Commission. The NYA ceased operations in 1943.

The building is located on Highway 77, where it curves northwest of Pauls Valley. This building shows the date 1938 on its cornerstone. It is a one-story, T-shaped building constructed of native stone, with wood trim and window frames. The front entrance has a recessed covered porch, with double wood doors and iron barred windows. Most recently, the building was occupied by the Washita Valley Museum, but it is vacant at this time.

A large cornerstone at the southeast corner reads:

National Youth Administration
Community Building
Erected 1938
Huston A. Wright, Dir NYA for Okla.
Mason Hart, Mayor
James Kelley, Eng. City Com.
Hardin Ray, Dir. - Grey Garter
C.B. Alexander, Co. Supt. - Lee Perkins
Luther Lail, Bldg. Supt. - Lee Layton
Advisory Committee
Roy Ambrister, Chair.
A.E. Clark - Bud Harrison
E. D. Williams - John W. Holmes
G.F. Wacker - J.A. Lollar

Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1938

Location: Near Wacker park

City: Pauls Valley

Condition: In need of renovation/repair

Website for additional information: Not listed

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