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    Rylie School (former) – Dallas TX

    Date added: October 27, 2017; Modified: October 31, 2023

    In 1937, a school was built in Rylie, Texas (now Dallas) to replace the former school that burned down the year before. An article published in 1937 in the Dallas Daily Times Herald, recounts the process by which federal funds were… read more

    Turtle Creek Park Improvements – Dallas TX

    Date added: June 10, 2022

    In 1939, the Works Progress Administration (WPA)began improvements at Turtle Creek Park in Dallas TX.  The project was one of many undertaken in the area by the WPA and other New Deal agencies. “Widespread park improvements costing $34,000 have been… read more

    Leonhardt Lagoon – Fair Park – Dallas TX

    Date added: November 21, 2019; Modified: November 21, 2019

    The Leonhardt Lagoon was constructed with Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds in 1936. The lagoon named after philanthropist Dorothea Leonhardt and was built at the site of the Texas Centennial Exposition. “The man-made lagoon lies south of the Midway. It… read more

    Juanita Craft Park – Dallas TX

    Date added: November 16, 2019; Modified: November 16, 2019

    Juanita Jewel Craft Park was originally called Wahoo Park and was purchased by the City of Dallas in1924. A Works Progress Administration (WPA) community building, retaining wall, landscaping, planting, walks and other improvements were executed 1936-38. The park was renamed… read more

    Tenison Park – Dallas TX

    Date added: November 16, 2019; Modified: November 16, 2019

    Tenison Park is in the divide of East and West Grand Avenue. On the site there is a rock bathroom (in need or restoration), a rock trash container, and a small rock bridge, as well as rock-lined drainage ditches.

    W. H. Adamson High School Additions – Dallas TX

    Date added: October 28, 2018

    Original school erected in 1916. Under the auspices of the New Deal, the Public Works Administration [PWA) administered the School Building-Aid Program that provided funds for much-needed additions to the Adamson High School building in 1938. This project added wings… read more

    Civilian Conservation Camp SP-55-TX – Dallas, TX

    Date added: August 22, 2018; Modified: August 22, 2018

    Civilian Conservation Camp SP-55-TX is the main encampment that was the headquarters for the CCC’s Dallas operations. A historical marker can be found at the location of the camp. Excerpt from Steven Butler’s From Water Supply to Urban Oasis: A History… read more

    Fair Park – Dallas TX

    Date added: August 3, 2018

    Fair Park was expanded by New Deal agencies WPA, CCC, and PWA in 1936. The Dallas City Commission is considering to privatize Fair Park in 2018.

    Lee Park: General Lee Statue Base – Dallas TX

    Date added: October 28, 2014; Modified: September 18, 2017

    “General Lee and Young Soldier” is a sculpture by Alexander Phimister Proctor that stands in Lee Park in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas Southern Memorial Association gave the statue to the City of Dallas in 1936. The Dallas Park Board provided… read more

    Cedar Springs Place

    Cedar Springs Place – Dallas TX

    Date added: February 10, 2012; Modified: April 18, 2017

    “A vacant site of approximately 22 acres was purchased for the Cedar Springs Place low-rent housing development in Dallas, Texas. It cost $66,149, or about 7 cents per square foot. The structures cover 15 percent of the land area and… read more

    Terminal Annex Federal Building – Dallas TX

    Date added: July 17, 2013; Modified: April 11, 2017

    The historic Terminal Annex Federal Building in Dallas, Texas was constructed during the Great Depression with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses examples of New Deal artwork inside, was constructed in 1936 and is still in use today.

    Oakland-Merlin Overpass – Dallas TX

    Date added: November 14, 2016

    The Oakland-Merlin Overpass is a 1,759 foot long overpass that currently carries Malcom X Blvd (formerly Oakland Ave.) over the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Railyard near downtown Dallas, Texas. The Texas Highway Department and the United States Bureau of Public… read more

    Union Terminal Company Underpass – Dallas TX

    Date added: October 27, 2014; Modified: August 4, 2016

    The State of Texas chartered the Union Terminal Company on March 16, 1912. The mission of the company was to build a central terminal in Dallas for the seven railroads then serving the city. The company opened the Dallas Union… read more

    "Pioneer Home Builders"

    Terminal Annex Federal Building Murals – Dallas TX

    Date added: June 12, 2014; Modified: June 17, 2016

    The Terminal Annex Federal Building contains two oil on canvas murals by Peter Hurd: “Pioneer Home Builders” and “Airmail Over Texas.” They were painted in 1940-1941 with funding from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. From an entry on the website… read more

    Zoo Improvements – Dallas TX

    Date added: April 25, 2015; Modified: May 2, 2015

    “The zoo was upgraded in the late 1930s, at an estimated cost of $100,000.00 with Federal Works Project Administration (WPA) labor and money and Texas Centennial bond money. An extensive system of concrete and natural stone bridges, park houses, winding… read more