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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Federal Works Agency

Public Works Administration

 

— Warren County Court House —

 
Federal Works Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2016
1. Federal Works Agency Marker
(mounted just to the right of courthouse entrance)
Inscription.  
Federal Works Agency
Public Works Administration


John M. Carmody
Federal Works Administrator

Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States

Warren County Court House
1940

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
 
Location. 32° 21.124′ N, 90° 52.671′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Cherry Street north of Grove Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level just to the right of the courthouse entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Growing and Changing (within shouting distance of this marker); If Walls Could Talk (within shouting distance of this marker); Vicksburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Hard Times Square
Federal Works Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2016
2. Federal Works Agency Marker
(visible just to the right of courthouse entrance)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Dental Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Natchez District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Central Bell (about 300 feet away); Featherston-Magruder House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Federal Works Agency (Wikipedia). The Federal Works Agency (FWA) was an independent agency of the federal government of the United States which administered a number of public construction, building maintenance, and public works relief functions and laws from 1939 to 1949. (Submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Federal Works Agency (FWA). Several New Deal public works agencies were placed under the FWA’s “general direction and supervision”: the Public Buildings Administration (PBA), a newly-created office that took over many of the construction and art activities that were performed by the U.S. Treasury; the Public Roads Administration (PRA), which was previously named the “Bureau of Public Roads”; the United States Housing Authority
Warren County Board of Supervisors tablet image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2016
3. Warren County Board of Supervisors tablet
(mounted just left of entrance)
Warren County
Board of Supervisors

E. S. Martin
President of the Board
Albert E. Tucker • H. J. Rhodes
Allein Beall • J. Albert Brown
J. Gilland Sherard • Chancery Clerk
Havis & Havis, Architects
W. J. McGee & Son
General Contractors
(USHA), an agency that had facilitated the construction of affordable public housing since 1937; the Public Works Administration (PWA), which had funded thousands of infrastructure projects across the nation from 1933 to 1939; and the Work Projects Administration (WPA), previously named the “Works Progress Administration” – an agency that had already employed millions of jobless Americans on public work projects. (Submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Warren County Court House (<i>west entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2016
4. Warren County Court House (west entrance)
Warren County Court House (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2016
5. Warren County Court House (south elevation)
Warren County Court House<br>(<i>entrance detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2016
6. Warren County Court House
(entrance detail)
Warren County Court House<br>(<i>window detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2016
7. Warren County Court House
(window detail)
Warren County Court House (<i>west elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2016
8. Warren County Court House (west elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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