Kyle in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
WPA Projects at Kyle School
The school grew steadily with the town, adding facilities to the campus, and by the 1930s the school board applied to the federal government for construction funds for a combination auditorium/gymnasium and a home economics cottage. Through the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal agency active during the Great Depression, the U.S. government paid for about three-fourths of the cost, while Kyle voters approved a bond issue in February 1935 to fund the remainder. Work on the project began in January 1936, giving jobs to 29 men, and also resulting in general improvements to the school grounds and athletic fields. Voters approved additional bonds to complete the project in September 1936, and supplemental WPA funding helped pay for a new main classroom building in 1938.
The WPA buildings
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13939.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 29° 59.489′ N, 97° 52.685′ W. Marker is in Kyle, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is at the intersection of North Nance Street and Blanco Street, on the left when traveling north on North Nance Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the southeast corner of the Earnest Kimbro Multipurpose Building. Marker is in this post office area: Kyle TX 78640, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Kyle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Katherine Anne Porter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kyle (approx. ¼ mile away); Cora Jackman Donalson House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Kyle Auction Oak (approx. ¼ mile away); Bunton Branch Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kyle Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kyle Pioneer Family Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kyle.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.