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    Kokernot Lodge Theater, old and new (satellite view)

    Sul Ross State University: Kokernot Lodge Theater (former) – Alpine TX

    Date added: April 9, 2022; Modified: May 13, 2022

    Among the numerous construction and improvement projects undertaken at Sul Ross State University during the Great Depression was the construction of the original outdoor theater at Kokernot Lodge by the Civil Works Administration (CWA). Per the El Paso Herald-Post: Earliest… read more

    Sul Ross State University: Lawrence Hall (a PWA project)

    Sul Ross State University – Alpine TX

    Date added: April 9, 2022; Modified: May 13, 2022

    The campus of Sul Ross State University was greatly developed during the 1930s as a result of efforts on the part of several New Deal agencies, including the Public Works Administration (PWA), Works Progress Administration (WPA), Civil Works Administration (CWA)… read more

    Lawrence Hall, Sol Ross State University

    Sul Ross State University: Lawrence Hall – Alpine TX

    Date added: July 28, 2014; Modified: April 9, 2022

    Sul Ross State University, named for former Texas Governor Lawrence Sullivan “Sul” Ross, was founded in 1917. The university built Lawrence Hall, also named after Sul Ross, in 1938 to be a dormitory for 116 female students. The Public Works… read more

    Museum of the Big Bend

    Museum of the Big Bend – Alpine TX

    Date added: May 22, 2013; Modified: April 9, 2022

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed what is now the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas in 1937. sulross.edu: “Originally constructed in the late 1930s, the Big Bend Memorial Museum served first to house and museum and later… read more

    Old Alpine, TX post office

    Post Office (former) – Alpine TX

    Date added: March 18, 2015; Modified: April 9, 2022

    The historic former post office building in Alpine, Texas was constructed in 1937 with federal Treasury Department funds. According to a plaque the building served as Alpine’s post office “from June 24, 1938 to September 2000. In 1998, with the… read more

    Post Office (former) Mural – Alpine TX

    Date added: March 18, 2015; Modified: November 26, 2020

    The historic former post office building in Alpine, Texas houses an example of New Deal artwork: “View of Alpine,” an oil-on-masonite mural by Jose Moya del Pino. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.