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Oakdale Park Facilities – Salina KS

Date added: April 28, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed comfort stations (restrooms)  and, Living New Deal believes, picnic areas in Oakdale Park. According to a Salina Parks and Recreation Master Plan Overview, the city is looking to replace the comfort stations, as the… read more

Armory – Hiawatha KS

Date added: April 10, 2022

The striking PWA Moderne-style National Guard Armory in Hiawatha, Kansas was constructed in 1938 by the Works progress Administration (WPA). The armory is still in service. According to News-Press Now, “a plaque on the National Guard Armory credits the Works… read more

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments film

Atchison County Lake – Horton KS

Date added: January 16, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Decatur County lake in Decatur County KS, as part of Kansas’ Water Conservation Program.  

Site plan for Camp Decatur. 

Decatur Co. CCC Camp (Demolished) – Decatur KS

Date added: January 11, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the Decatur Co. CCC camp in Decatur County KS in 1936. According to the Kansas Historical Society, “The former camp ground eventually was consumed by residential and commercial development. Today no remnants of Camp… read more

Sappa Park dam and shelter house – Oberlin KS

Date added: January 10, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Sappa Park dam and shelter house – Oberlin KS in 1935. WPA crews built the park’s dam and shelter house. The park was developed by the National Park Service, with the Works Progress Administration. 

Norcatur City Hall

Norcatur City Hall – Norcatur KS

Date added: January 9, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Norcatur City Hall in Norcatur KS. According to the Kansas Historical Society, “In 1935, Norcatur residents voted 213 to three in favor of matching a federal grant of $26,000 to erect a new city hall…. read more

Russell Springs Bridge – Russell Springs KS

Date added: January 7, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a bridge in Russell Springs, Kansas during the 1930s. The location and status of the project are currently unknown to Living New Deal.

Thomas St. Thomas Hospital - Colby KS

St. Thomas Hospital – Colby KS

Date added: January 7, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the St. Thomas hospital in Colby KS in 1941. According to Kansas Historical Society, “St. Thomas Hospital was constructed in 1941 through the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal program that funded the construction of 130… read more

Stanton County Museum

Stanton County Museum – Johnson KS

Date added: January 5, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Stanton County Museum in Johnson KS in 1935. The structure is built of native stone. 

Manter Dam, KS

Manter Dam – Johnson KS

Date added: January 4, 2022

Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Manter Dam in Johnson KS. According to Rural Kansas, “Manter Dam, on Bear Creek, was a WPA project intended to be the second or third largest recreational lake in Kansas.  Engineers’ drawings for the… read more