La Crosse in Rush County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Works Progress Administration
— 1937 —
Board of Education
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 38° 31.735′ N, 99° 18.665′ W. Marker is in La Crosse, Kansas, in Rush County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Elm Street and 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the right of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 521 Elm Street, La Crosse KS 67548, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grass Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howard R. Barnard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Entre Nous College (approx. 13.3 miles away).
Related markers. list of markers that are related to this marker. Howard R. Barnard
Also see . . .
1. Works Progress Administration. Swimming pools, libraries, courthouses, bridges, and other public buildings are still-visible examples of the Works Progress Administration story in Kansas. At its peak, the WPA employed more than 50,000 Kansans and three million people within the U.S. (Submitted on September 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Building with Post Rocks. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) quarried and used post rock in the construction of bridges and public buildings in Rush County. The WPA constructed schools including the Grade School in Bison and the Vocational Agriculture Building at La Crosse Rural High School. They also constructed the Barnard Library in La Crosse, and shelter houses, restrooms, and equipment buildings in the La Crosse City Park. (Submitted on September 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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