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La Crosse in Rush County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Barnard Library

Works Progress Administration

 

— 1937 —

 
Barnard Library WPA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2012
1. Barnard Library WPA Marker
Inscription.  
Erected by
Works Progress
Administration

and
Board of Education
La Crosse
A.D. 1937

 
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.
 
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 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard R. Barnard (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Howard R. Barnard
 
Also see . . .
1. Works Progress Administration.
Howard Barnard Library image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2012
2. Howard Barnard Library
(marker visible just right of entrance)
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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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