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Shelter Belt near Arkansas River in Cimarron KS

Great Plains Shelterbelts – Cimarron KS

Date added: August 15, 2022

Shelterbelts were natural windbreaks planted to protect land from the dust storms of the 1930s. The Great Plains Shelterbelts spans several states. The agency that started the project is unknown to the Living New Deal, but the project was transferred… read more

Water Tower (replaced) – Barnard KS

Date added: August 4, 2022

The Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed a distinctive octagonal, concrete water tower in Barnard, Kansas. It was located east of Main Street between Church Ave. and Mills Ave. Conflicting sources state that the water tower was completed in either 1937,… read more

Grange Hall Renovations – Edgerton KS

Date added: August 4, 2022

Edgerton Grange Hall was built in 1904. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) remodeled it in the late 1930s, presumably to accommodate electricity.

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and Downtown

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (demolished) – Wichita KS

Date added: August 4, 2022

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, originally Lawrence Stadium, was a baseball stadium built by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) in 1934. Home to minor league baseball and National Baseball Congress tournament for many years. It was demolished in 2018 to make room for… read more

Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse - Fowler KS

Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse – Fowler KS

Date added: July 30, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse in Fowler KS. Fowler was apparently hard hit by the dust storms of the 1930s, and the construction of a swimming pool would bring not only construction jobs… read more

Civilian Conservation Corps Memorial, Crawford State Park - Farlington KS

Crawford State Park – Farlington KS

Date added: July 11, 2022

The Crawford State Park in Farlington KS has a nine hundred fifty acre lake built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The park now includes a monument to CCC workers.

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Fire Station 6 – Topeka KS

Date added: June 25, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built Fire Station 7 in Topeka KS.  “This station was constructed in 1935 through Works Progress Administration to service the growing Oakland neighborhood, and the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad yards, located just a… read more

Fire Station 7 – Topeka KS

Date added: June 25, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built Fire Station 7 in Topeka KS.  “This station was constructed in 1935 through Works Progress Administration to service the newly expanding areas of western Topeka, including the newly developed Westboro neighborhood located one block… read more

Fire Station 5 – Topeka KS

Date added: June 23, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built Fire Station 5 in Topeka KS. The building is apparently replaced. “Station No. 7 shares an identical floor plan and similar architectural features to two other fire stations in Topeka, those being Fire Station… read more

William L. White Auditorium – Emporia KS

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Civic Auditorium, now known as William L. White Auditorium, in Emporia KS. The structure’s current usage is mostly as a basketball arena, but it also houses graduations, shows, concerts, etc.

Republic County Courthouse – Belleville KS

Date added: June 20, 2022

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Republic County Courthouse in Belleville KS. According to the Society of Architectural Historians, “The Commissioners of Republic County prepared plans for a replacement courthouse and received funds from the Public Works… read more

Municipal Beach Swimming Pool – Wichita KS

Municipal Beach Swimming Pool – Wichita KS

Date added: June 4, 2022

Wichita Municipal Beach Swimming Pool was built in 1938 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. The pool replaced an earlier municipal pool built in 1923. The new pool cost $50,000 to construct. At 240 feet long and 125 feet… read more

Road Improvements – Rice County KS

Date added: May 24, 2022

“SAND 83 MILES Lyons, Jan. 17. A CWA project for sanding 83 miles of roads in this county has just been approved at a cost of $21,230. Labor for which the government will pay totals $17,500.”