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Markers related to public works built through or associated with the Works Progress Administration, or WPA, the Great Depression-era U.S. Federal government agency which provided jobs for millions of Americans.
 
History of Locust Fork Marker, side B image, Touch for more information
By David J Gaines, November 30, 2011
History of Locust Fork Marker, side B
1 Alabama, Blount County, Locust Fork — None — History of Locust Fork
While traveling south with his troops, General Andrew Jackson camped at the fork of the river in 1813. General Jackson carved his name in a locust tree naming this area Locust Fork. In 1817, the Hanby family came from Virginia and settled in this . . . Map (db m50125) HM
2 Alabama, Covington County, Andalusia — History of the Library / Andalusia Post Office becomes Public Library
History of the Library In 1913 the Study Club of Andalusia was organized to establish a library for Andalusia. Led by founder Miss Ethel Darling the club held a book shower resulting in $5.50 and 15 books which became the embryo of the . . . Map (db m129389) HM
3 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gadsden Amphitheater
Through the efforts of local citizens, Benny Dean and Floyd Beddingfield, the City of Gadsden obtained this facility from American Legion Post Number 5 in 1985. Built in 1935, the amphitheater seats 1600 persons. Designed by local architect, Paul W. . . . Map (db m83736) HM
4 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre(Legion Park Bowl)
Built of local sandstone in 1935 on land obtained from the American Legion Post No. 5 this municipal amphitheatre seating about 1600 was constructed for staging theatrical and sporting events. Gadsden architect Paul W. Hofferbert designed the . . . Map (db m39140) HM
5 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Building The ParkVisiting the Park — Restoring Vulcan Park —
Side 1 - Building the Park In the mid-1930’s, civic leaders worked to move Vulcan to a place of honor on Red Mountain. The park was built through the combined efforts of several groups: the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, the Birmingham Parks . . . Map (db m83807) HM
6 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Lane Park
In 1822 William Pullen, Revolutionary War veteran, acquired this land from the Federal Government for farming. In 1889 his heirs sold the land to the City of Birmingham for use as the New Southside Cemetery which operated from 1889 to 1909 with . . . Map (db m27096) HM
7 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — The Works Progress Administration Reported unreadable
The WPA (Works Progress Administration) funded the design and construction of Vulcan Park in the late 1930s. This was done in conjunction with the Alabama Highway Department’s improvement of U.S. Highway 31, the major north/south route that runs . . . Map (db m69022) HM
8 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Montgomery City Hall / Funeral for Hank Williams
(Front) Built 1936-37 Following a fire in 1932 that destroyed a 19th century City Hall, architect Frank Lockwood designed a replacement for the same site. With the Depression affecting all construction projects during the period, the . . . Map (db m36571) HM
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9 Alabama, Morgan County, Decatur — Beauty and HopeRestoring the Vision...Preserving The Legacy
"This section lying between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue will provide the central beautification theme as it will evolve into a beautiful elevated rose garden with 2,000 selected roses planted at vantage points... the color ensemble, when . . . Map (db m86480) HM
10 Alabama, Morgan County, Decatur — Carolyn Cortner SmithFemale Architect Pioneer / Designed Delano Park Structures
Born in 1894 in Normandy, Tennessee, Carolyn Cortner was raised in the Courtland area of Lawrence County, Alabama. She attended Ward-Belmont College in Tennessee. She married Wilburn Smith in 1912. She did not attend formal architecture school . . . Map (db m27814) HM
11 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — Montevallo High School
Known as the Alabama College Laboratory School, Montevallo High School was housed in Reynolds’ Hall on the University of Montevallo campus from 1922 until January 1930 when the central portion of this building was completed. The original structure . . . Map (db m37428) HM
12 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — Welcome To Historic Montevallo
Home of the University of Montevallo, American Village and the Alabama Veterans Cemetery, Montevallo is located in the geographical center of Alabama at 33° 6’ 18” N 86° 51’ 46” W. In 1814, Jesse Wilson laid claim to “Wilson’s . . . Map (db m37178) HM
13 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Queen City Park
In 1926, the City of Tuscaloosa purchased a 31-acre tract of land that would become Queen City Park. Amenities were added utilizing funds from President Roosevelt's Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Works Project Administration (WPA). Some of the . . . Map (db m203568) HM
14 Arizona, Apache County, Springerville — 18 — White Mountain Hospital
Built during the great depression using native stone & W.P.A. labor, this twenty-bed facility finally opened in 1939 when a doctor agreed to come to Round Valley to finish, lease & run the hospital for 10 years.Map (db m36649) HM
15 Arizona, Cochise County, Bisbee — The Warren Ball Park
Originally constructed of wood in 1908, the Warren Ball Park is the oldest in the state of Arizona and stands as testimony to Bisbee's rich heritage. The Warren Company, a subsidiary of the Calumet & Arizona and Pittsburgh & Superior Mining . . . Map (db m48573) HM
16 Arizona, Cochise County, Naco — Bisbee Golf Club
* USA * Work Program WPA Bisbee Golf Club Club House Erected A.D. 1936 In Cooperation With The City of Bisbee O.P. No. 65-2-81 Map (db m48576) HM
17 Arizona, Cochise County, Willcox — The Willcox Women's Community Center
Was constructed by P. Howard Pregenzer and crew In Memory of P. Howard Pregenzer 1894-1980 Resident of Willcox, Arizona 1927-1980 Construction began in 1934 and completed in 1936 Construction sponsored by the City of Willcox, . . . Map (db m28415) HM
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18 Arizona, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Camelback East Village — Hunt Bass Hatchery
* USA * Work Program WPA Hunt Bass Hatchery Erected A.D. 1936 Sponsored By Arizona State Game Department O.P. No. 65-2-544Map (db m34557) HM
19 Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — City Park and Ballfield
Since 1908, the area of Prescott now known as Ken Lindley Field has been used as a public park and ballfield. The land was deeded to the City of Prescott by Charles T. and Ada M. Joslin in 1922. As Mrs. Joslin requested, the City later . . . Map (db m21161) HM
20 Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Grace M. Sparkes1893 – 1963
There was a time when progress in Yavapai County was spelled S-P-A-R-K-E-S. Grace M. Sparkes came to Prescott, Arizona Territory, at the age of 14 in 1906. By 1911, she was working for the Yavapai County Chamber of Commerce as Secretary, a job she . . . Map (db m33137) HM
21 Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Prescott National Guard Armory
Prescott was one of the first towns in Arizona to have a National Guard Unit. Companies B and C of the First Territorial Rifles were organized in Prescott in 1865 and Company M of the First Arizona Infantry was organized in 1910. Company M of the . . . Map (db m33136) HM
22 Arkansas, Mississippi County, Osceola — WPA Post Office
The Works Progress Administration built this building, dedicated on May 29, 1936, as a new post office. The structure served the citizens of Osceola and the Cotton Highway as a post office until the Postal Service relocated to Johnson Street. . . . Map (db m36616) HM
23 Arkansas, Newton County, Jasper — C-12 — Newton CountyCounty Seat
Jasper, the county seat of Newton County, was designated as such soon after the creation of the county, December 14, 1842. It was named in honor of Thomas W. Newton.Map (db m155497) HM
24 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — North Branch Berkeley Public LibraryJames W. Plachek, Architect, 1936
City of Berkeley Landmark Designated in 2001 North Branch Berkeley Public Library James W. Plachek, Architect, 1936 North Branch Library is one of Berkeley’s many civic buildings by James Plachek, including the Central Library (1930), . . . Map (db m15868) HM
25 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North Berkeley — Berkeley Municipal Rose GardenCity of Berkeley Landmark - Designated in 1995 — Vernon M. Dean, Landscape Architect - 1933-1937 —
The Rose Garden was a joint creation of the City of Berkeley and the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA), whose public works provided employment during the Depression. Vernon M. Dean, the City's landscape architect, designed the garden in a . . . Map (db m18618) HM
26 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Grand Lake — Morcom Amphitheater of Roses
Welcome to the Morcom Amphitheater of Roses, originally the Morcom Rose Garden. This Jean Street entrance is wheelchair accessible. This map uses icons to indicate such accessible features, including the Sensory Garden. The Morcom Amphitheater of . . . Map (db m157307) HM
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27 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Joaquin Miller Park — The Creation of a Park
Joaquin Miller Park was formed in 1917 when the City of Oakland and its citizens – led by The California Writers Club – purchased 68 acres from the estate of Joaquin Miller, the noted 19th century “Poet of the Sierras” and . . . Map (db m71737) HM
28 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Alvarado Park
Alvarado Park (Grand Canyon Park) was established in 1909 and soon became a popular destination for visitors from throughout the Bay Area. From the mid-1930s to 1943 Richmond installed the park's rock and concrete walls, barbecue pits, and stone . . . Map (db m146005) HM
29 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Alvarado Park
A Popular Gathering Place for 200 Years Alvarado Park has long been a popular spot to gather. Native Americans lived here and ground acorns on the site. Later, Spanish settlers came to picnic at what they called Arroyo Cañada (stream . . . Map (db m146445) HM
30 California, Kern County, Taft — The FortReplica of Sutter’s Fort — Erected in 1940 A.D. —
Constructed on the basic plan of Sutter’s original fort one hundred years after its erection in Sacramento by that distinguished pioneer Captain John Augustus Sutter. The building of this replica of one of the most outstanding landmarks to the early . . . Map (db m130655) HM
31 California, Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills — Beverly Hills High SchoolSwim Gym — 1939 —
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. John M. Garmody, Administrator of Public Works. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Beverly Hills High School, 1939.Map (db m183132) HM
32 California, Los Angeles County, La Crescenta-Montrose, Montrose — The Great Flood of 1934
On this site American Legion Post 288 once stood. The great flood swept through its walls shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day, taking with it 12 local residents. Most had taken refuge inside from the torrential rain and two were dedicated Red . . . Map (db m143027) HM
33 California, Los Angeles County, La Verne — La Verne Heights Elementary School
In 1984 a Red Oak tree in front of La Verne Heights Elementary School became diseased. Tree limbs began to fall off onto Baseline Road, creating hazards for drivers as well as students of the elementary school. Recognizing the potential danger, . . . Map (db m190868) HM
34 California, Los Angeles County, Long Beach, Downtown Core — 17 — Recreation
This mosaic tile mural, one of the largest in the world with more than 466,000 California tiles, was created by dozens of artists as a W.P.A. Federal Arts Project in 1937 to grace the facade of the Municipal Auditorium. It was saved from demolition . . . Map (db m72453) HM
35 California, Los Angeles County, Long Beach, East Village — Long Beach Post Office
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m72474) HM
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36 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Cahuenga Pass — Barham Blvd Bridge
Federal Works Agency, Public Works Administration. John M. Carmody, Federal Works Administrator. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Barham Blvd Bridge over Cahuenga Blvd, 1940.Map (db m227121) HM
37 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Canoga Park — Assembly HallCanoga Park High School
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Harold L. Ickes, Administrator of Public Works. 1939.Map (db m226444) HM
38 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Canoga Park — Canoga Park Post OfficeChallenger Station
Owensmouth and the West Valley area were served by two post offices since 1912. In 1931, Owensmouth became Canoga Park and it was decided to build a permanent office for the area. This Canoga Park post office opened in 1939 and is said . . . Map (db m211194) HM
39 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Vignes Street Grade Separation
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project No. 4361. City of Los Angeles, Frank L Shaw - Mayor. Board of Public Works... Bureau of Engineering... Members of the City Council... General contractor: . . . Map (db m229670) HM
40 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles — Macy Street Grade Separation — Cesar Chavez Avenue —
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project No. 4561. City of Los Angeles, Frank L Shaw - Mayor. Board of Public Works... Bureau of Engineering... Members of the City Council... General contractor: Bent . . . Map (db m229107) HM
41 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles — Temple Street Grade Separation
Federal Works Agency, Public Works Administration. John M. Carmody, Public Works Administrator. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Temple Street Grade Separation, 1939.Map (db m229200) HM
42 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Echo Park — 972 — Naval and Marine Corps Reserve CenterLos Angeles
Designed as the largest enclosed structure without columns in the world by noted California architects Robert Clements & Associates, this Art Deco building, constructed between 1938 and 1941 by the WPA, is the largest and second-oldest Navy Reserve . . . Map (db m147662) HM
43 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Echo Park — Queen of the AngelsLady of the Lake — Nuestra Reina de Los Angeles —
Fondly known as “Lady of the Lake”, by Ada May Sharpless. Erected by the Federal Art Project 1934-1935. Conserved by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, with support from Councilurember Jackie Goldberg, the . . . Map (db m229144) HM
44 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Franklin Canyon — Upper Franklin Canyon ReservoirExact Center of Los Angeles
Built by United States Work Projects Administration, 1940. second marker: Exact Center - City of Los Angeles Point of balance of the plane of the City of Los Angeles, Lat. 34°07'31"N, Long. 118°23'57"W, Alt. 920 ft, . . . Map (db m199910) HM
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45 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Glassell Park — Washington Irving Junior High SchoolIrving STEAM Magnet School
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Harold L. Iickes, Administrator of Public Works, 1939.Map (db m229521) HM
46 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Griffith Park — 100 Years of Golf in Griffith Park1914-2014
This plaque is placed to commemorate the centennial anniversary of golf in Griffith Park. The oldest 18-hole municipal course West of the Rockies, the original course opened for play in 1914. It was a model of city course stewardship and . . . Map (db m165741) HM
47 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Griffith Park — Riverside Drive - Zoo Drive Bridge
A Dangerous Bottleneck Prior to the Riverside Drive Bridge that you see today, there was once a wooden structure crossing the Los Angeles River in its place. However, this old wooden bridge was inadequate to serve the increasing . . . Map (db m223397) HM
48 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Griffith Park — 910 — Riverside Drive Bridge
Originally known as the Victory Boulevard bridge, the Riverside Drive bridge was constructed in 1938 to improve a bottleneck caused by an earlier wooden bridge. It was partially funded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress . . . Map (db m129133) HM
49 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Griffith Park — 942 — Site of the Old ZooGriffith Park - Los Angeles
This area served as the City's Zoo from its founding in 1912 until 1965, when the Los Angeles Zoo moved to its current location about two miles north of where you are currently standing. Many of the walls, grottos, and enclosures you see . . . Map (db m239129) HM
50 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Lincoln Heights — 156 — Fire Station No. 1
Built by United States Work Projects Administration, 1940. Fire Station No. 1, Streamline Moderne style. Architects — Public Works Administration. Built 1940. Declared 1976, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 156, City of Los Angeles, . . . Map (db m134911) HM
51 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Mid City — Los Angeles Center for Advanced StudiesLouis Pasteur Junior High School
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Harold L. Ickes, Administrator of Public Works. 1939.Map (db m229134) HM
52 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Northeast Los Angeles — Florence Nightingale Junior High School
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, Harold L. Ickes, Administrator of Public Works, 1939.Map (db m229199) HM
53 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, San Pedro — San Pedro Post Office
This building was erected during the administration of Franklin D Roosevelt, President of the United States of America. Henry Morgenthau Jr, Secretary of the Treasury. James A Farley, Postmaster General. Christian Joy . . . Map (db m224665) HM
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54 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Sun Valley — Roscoe Elementary School1939
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Harold L. Ickes, Administrator of Public Works. 1939. Roscoe Elementary School, a Learn school since 1993.Map (db m177337) HM
55 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Sunland — Sunland Park
Built by United States Work Projects Administration, 1941.Map (db m234621) HM
56 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Sylmar — Dexter Park
Improved by Works Progress Administration, 1937.Map (db m209200) HM
57 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Tujunga — Verdugo Hills High School
Built by United States Works Progress Administration - 1938Map (db m218471) HM
58 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Van Nuys — Engine Company No. 39Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Harold L. Ickes, Administrator of Public Works. City of Los Angeles Fire Department Engine Co. 39, erected 1939.Map (db m227108) HM
59 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Westlake — 1st Street ViaductOver Glendale Boulevard
The 1st Street Viaduct over Glendale Boulevard is a reinforced concrete bridge with a box girder design constructed between 1940 and 1942. Designed by the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, the viaduct has Moderne-style architectural . . . Map (db m235247) HM
60 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Westwood — Los Angeles National CemeteryVeterans Administration Center
National Home In 1887, the U.S. Congress approved funding for the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (NHDVS). Three individuals donated land for the 640-acre site located 14 miles west of Los . . . Map (db m219686) HM
61 California, Los Angeles County, Pomona — Millard Sheets Gallery
Dedicated September 19, 1994, in honor of Millard Sheets, who dedicated 25 years of service to the Los Angeles County Fair as director of Fine Arts from 1931 to 1956. Through his life-long efforts and enthusiasm, Sheets, an internationally . . . Map (db m218586) HM
62 California, Los Angeles County, Santa Monica — City Hall — Santa Monica Landmark —
City Hall was built in 1938 from a plan by architects Donald B. Parkinson and J.M. Estep in the Classical/Moderne style. Commissioned under the Federal Emergency Administration of the Public Works Program, the design is exemplary of the many New . . . Map (db m128854) HM
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63 California, Orange County, Fullerton — 19 — Fullerton College
Offering its first courses on September 25, 1913 to 28 students, Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. All the college classes were held in the Fullerton High School facilities until 1937 when the . . . Map (db m50001) HM
64 California, Orange County, Fullerton — 11 — Fullerton Library
Built by United States Work Projects Administration, 1941. City of Fullerton Local Landmark No. 11, Fullerton Library, built 1941. Plaque placed by Fullerton Heritage, 2002.Map (db m235009) HM
65 California, Placer County, Auburn — The Historic Cooper Amphitheater
Kiosk Side A: Creating Jobs and Building Community It started as an ”unsightly maze and tangle of briars, brush and junk”… It became ”one of the finest open air amphitheaters in northern . . . Map (db m52855) HM
66 California, San Bernardino County, Ontario — Central SchoolEl Morado Court Historic District — 1934 —
Central School was founded in 1887 and was Ontario’s first public school. This is the third school building on this site and was designed by Harry L. Pierce. It was built in 1934 as a WPA project. It is one of the finest examples of Art Deco . . . Map (db m161078) HM
67 California, San Bernardino County, Redlands — 42 — San Bernardino Asistencia Reported missing
This branch of San Gabriel Mission was constructed about 1830 on the San Bernardino Rancho. During the 1840's, its buildings were used by José del Carmen Lugo as part of his rancho grant. Later, after its sale to the Mormons, it was occupied by . . . Map (db m131701) HM
68 California, San Diego County, San Diego — 49 — Adobe Chapel of The Immaculate Conception
Originally built as the home of San Diego’s John Brown in 1850, the house was converted to a church by Don Jose Aguirre in 1858. Father Antonio D. Ubach , formally a missionary among the Indians, was parish priest here from 1866 to 1907. It is said . . . Map (db m11652) HM
69 California, San Diego County, San Diego — 7 — Mormon Battalion
No. 7 Dedicated in commemoration the heroic sacrifice and history-making achievements of the Mormon Battalion "whose march over 2000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego help to win California for the Union and open a . . . Map (db m51992) HM
70 California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Los Baños del Mar PoolOpened April 1939
The present Los Baños del Mar Pool represents the third public facility to be situated in the Plaza del Mar Park area. In November 1899, the bathhouse site property was deeded to the Santa Barbara County Chamber of Commerce through the probate . . . Map (db m167411) HM
71 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Downtown San Jose — Main Post Office
This beautiful building was designed by Ralph Wyckoff to house San José’s Main Post Office. It was built as a W.P.A. project in 1933 and is a prime example of Depression-Era federal construction. The terra cotta work on the building’s exterior is . . . Map (db m30091) HM
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72 California, Shasta County, Redding — Veterans Memorial Hall
Dedicated Memorial Day 1939 Owner: County of Shasta Maintained by War Veterans of Shasta County General Contractor: Adam Arras & Son Contractors Funded by The County of Shasta and WPA Listed in Architectural Historian Book By David Gebhard . . . Map (db m113330) WM
73 California, Ventura County, Fillmore — Bardsdale Bridge1939
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Harold L. Ickes, Administrator of Public Works. Bardsdale Bridge. 1939Map (db m219684) HM
74 California, Ventura County, Santa Paula — 143 — Isbell School1939
Federal Works Agency, Public Works Administration. John M. Carmody, Federal Works Administrator. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States. Isbell School, 1939.Map (db m184889) HM
75 Colorado, Adams County, Brighton — Historic City Hall
Historic City Hall was initially built as the first permanent Adams County Courthouse. The courthouse was designed in 1904 by architect John James Huddart, who also designed the Brighton Armory. In 1906, builder A.B. McDonald completed the . . . Map (db m203311) HM
76 Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — Littleton, Colorado Post OfficeNational Register of Historic Places
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m177642) HM
77 Colorado, Jefferson County, Golden — Transportation
In 1860, Col. Thomas W. Know, a famous traveler and editor of the Western Mountaineer newspaper, believed the route up Clear Creek Canyon was a place he “never expected to see a mule go who had his senses, or a decent regard for his . . . Map (db m49901) HM
78 Colorado, Jefferson County, Morrison — West Alameda Parkway / Dinosaur RidgeWorks Progress Administration — 1937 —
Erected through the cooperation of Federal, State and local governments by Works Progress Administration. Dedicated to the enrichment of human lives. A record of permanent achievement.Map (db m155601) HM
79 Colorado, Kiowa County, Eads — Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M.Works Progress Administration
Erected through the cooperation of Federal, State and local governments by Works Progress Administration. Dedicated to the enrichment of human lives. A record of permanent achievement.Map (db m118240) HM
80 Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins — Antoine Janis Cabin
Joseph Antoine Janis was born in St. Charles, Missouri, in 1824. He made a claim on the Cache la Poudre River in 1844, intending to return later to build a home. In the summer of 1859, Antoine Janis, his Oglala wife First Elk Woman and their . . . Map (db m105248) HM
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81 Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins — Carnegie Library
The building that today houses the Fort Collins Museum was constructed in 1903, as a public library. Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie provided $12,000 in funds for the construction. Opened to the public on August 24, 1904, the Carnegie Library . . . Map (db m51350) HM
82 Colorado, Lincoln County, Hugo — Hugo Municipal PoolWorks Progress Administration — 1938 —
Erected through the cooperation of Federal, State and local governments by Works Progress Administration. Dedicated to the enrichment of human lives. A record of permanent achievement.Map (db m118241) HM
83 Colorado, Logan County, Sterling — Original BuildingOverland Trail Museum
Sterling's beloved museum began as a joint venture between the Logan County Historical and Natural History Society and the local office of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Built during the height of the Great Depression and initially called . . . Map (db m222403) HM
84 Colorado, Montrose County, Montrose — Montrose County Jail
Erected through the cooperation of federal · state · and local governments by Works Progress Administration Dedicated to the enrichment of human lives A record of permanent achievementMap (db m159106) HM
85 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Explore Big Timbers Region
John Martin Reservoir The Southeast Colorado region, including the Big Timbers area, was once a great inland sea. The first transportation routes across the Santa Fe Trail were established by prehistoric migrating groups that . . . Map (db m213693) HM
86 Colorado, Weld County, Platteville — Fort Vasquez Trading Post1835 — Welcome - Bienvenido - Bonjour —
You are standing at the north edge of a historic adobe fort of the fur trade era, founded by Andrew W. Sublette and Pierre Louis Vasquez in 1835 to support trade with the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. These men and their fellow trappers were . . . Map (db m89619) HM
87 Connecticut, Hartford County, Hartford, Clay Arsenal — Black Heroes in Hartford: Gwendolyn Clarke ReedActress, Playwright, Community Storyteller (1912 - 1974) — #HartfordBlackHeroes —
Reed moved to Hartford in 1916, where she would attend Hartford High School and Hartford Federal College. She joined WPA's Negro Theatre Project in Hartford in her mid-twenties, and would appear in plays such as "Trilogy in Black," "Porgy," . . . Map (db m230471) HM
88 Connecticut, New Haven County, New Haven, West River — Corporal Timothy Francis Ahearn
Corporal Timothy Francis Ahearn D-S-C Company C 102 Us Infantry Twenty Sixth Division 1898 – 1925 He Best Exemplified The Spirit Of The Enlisted Men Of The Yankee Division [ north side ] Near Verdun, France on . . . Map (db m35724) HM
89 Delaware, New Castle County, Delaware City — TheatreFort Dupont — Shaped by History and Anchored in Nature —
The Theatre was constructed by the U.S. Army's 1st Regiment and the Works Progress Administration in 1933 to provide entertainment for soldiers, their families, employees and civilians. Adult tickets were 20 cents and children's tickets were 10 . . . Map (db m174453) HM
90 Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington, Mid-town Brandywine — United States Post Office, Court House and Custom House
Constructed in 1937 on the site of the McComb Winchester Mansion, this building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 as an outstanding example of neoclassical architecture. The building housed the U.S. Post Office and . . . Map (db m216009) HM
91 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Judiciary Square — DC Recorder of Deeds Building / WPA Era Murals515 D Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —
DC’s Art Deco/Art Moderne Recorder of Deeds Building (1941) houses city land records. Many notable African Americans have served as recorders of deeds since President Garfield appointed Frederick Douglass to the post in 1881. These include Branche . . . Map (db m29657) HM
92 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Smithsonian National Zoo — Art in the Park
There is a long tradition of public art at the Zoo. Check out the roof of Think Tank to see bear and fox cub finials (1) installed in 1907. Works Progress Administration (WPA) from the 1930s includes five stone and bronze medallions on the . . . Map (db m184445) HM
93 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) — Bolling Air Force Base
[Panel 1]: Old Bolling Field 1917 - Survey for the site of a military flying field to be used for defense of Washington and for proficiency flying. Captain William "Billy" Mitchell, commander of Army Signal Corps Aeronautics . . . Map (db m63896) HM
94 Florida, Franklin County, Carrabelle — Marvin N. Justiss Building"Some say he built half of Carrabelle"
Marvin N. Justiss was born November 16, 1898. He married Thelma Massey in Pensacola, Florida and moved to Carrabelle in 1929. They had one daughter, Virginia Justiss Sanborn. Marvin Justiss came to Carrabelle and began building both homes and . . . Map (db m121999) HM
95 Florida, Hernando County, Spring Lake — Spring Lake Community Center1938
This building was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) in 1938. It was originally proposed to be a building that could be used as a polling place on election days and as a community recreation hall. The School Board saw the . . . Map (db m93387) HM
96 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — In the Beginning...Uncle Sam Chooses Tampa for Base in 1939
On July 14, 1939, the Tampa Morning Tribune announced the war department's decision to build the "Southeast Air Base" in Tampa. The land selected was a 6000 acre marshy area known as Catfish Point. As part of President Roosevelt's New Deal Program, . . . Map (db m34118) HM
97 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Middleton Senior High School
In 1934 Middleton Senior High School, named for George S. Middleton, opened on 24th and Chelsea Streets in East Tampa as the first high school for African Americans in Hillsborough County. Previously, Booker T. Washington School had accommodated . . . Map (db m33695) HM
98 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — The Bayshore Boulevard
In 1907, Alfred Swann and Eugene Holtsinger constructed the original section of seawall and roadway extending from Swann Avenue to Rome Avenue. This initial section, which was called Bayshore Drive, served Suburb Beautiful, the first residential . . . Map (db m44647) HM
99 Florida, Marion County, Ocala — Canal BuildingHistoric Florida Barge Canal Trail
Roosevelt EraThe Cross Florida Canal got its start during the Great Depression years. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's efforts to revive the nation's ailing economy involved a wide array of projects and jobs funded by tax-payers. The . . . Map (db m237438) HM
100 Florida, Marion County, Ocala — 3 — Great Depression Public Works ProjectHistoric Florida Barge Canal Trail
"...Requesting the assistance and cooperation of every available federal agency in order to make possible, at an early date, commencement of construction on a ship canal across the peninsula." Message from Florida's Legislature to President . . . Map (db m166903) HM

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