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McMechan Park Improvements – Oklahoma City OK

Date added: June 9, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) contributed to the improvement of Oklahoma City’s McMechan Park in 1940. “McMechan Park at Oklahoma City, Okla., will be expanded to a 17-acre development,” a reporter noted in January 1940, “according to plans disclosed by… read more

Tulsa Zoo Stone Cabin – Tulsa OK

Date added: June 2, 2022

The refectory building at the Tulsa Zoological Garden was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1935. It was one of many New Deal projects undertaken in Oklahoma that “aimed to improve America’s public lands and parks” and “help… read more

Tulsa Fairgrounds Cafeteria

Tulsa Fairgrounds Cafeteria – Tulsa OK

Date added: May 17, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) created a site within the Tulsa Fairgrounds called the Tulsa Fairgrounds Cafeteria, which was finished during 1938. Currently, the cafeteria still remains standing. It has expanded many times since it was first built. Geographically, the… read more

Front of Library

Public Library (Former) – Stillwater OK

Date added: April 26, 2022

The historic former public library building at 206 W 6th Street in Stillwater, Oklahoma was built by a Public Works Administration (PWA) grant funds in 1938. A two-story brick, hipped roof building, the library was built in colonial revival style…. read more

Side of Municipal Building Seminole

Municipal Building – Seminole OK

Date added: April 20, 2022

The Seminole city council make plans in 1935 for a new Municipal building to hold offices and a “civic center” due to the fact the old “civic center” exploded due to a gas leak on December 29, 1934. After selecting… read more

Visitors Entrance East side of Stadium

Roosevelt (Ron Stephens) Athletic Stadium – Lawton OK

Date added: May 2, 2021

Roosevelt, later renamed to Ron Stephens after the second Oklahoma Works Progress Administration (WPA) director, located between 13th and 14th street in Lawton Oklahoma was completed in 1936 by the WPA. Using funds of $72,332 it became the pet project… read more

Sulphur Athletic Field and Stadium – Sulphur OK

Date added: March 22, 2021

Athletic field and stadium for the Sulphur Bulldogs and still use practice field for the High School team The stadium located on West Wynnewood Ave, Sulphur is a rectangular 139 x 38 foot building made of native stone and pre-formed… read more

Konawa National Guard Armory – Konawa OK

Date added: January 11, 2021

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Konawa National Guard Armory in Konawa OK. What makes the Konawa National Guard Armory so intriguing is that a pair of swastikas on the front of the building. Most people associate this symbol… read more

WPA School – Cache OK

Date added: August 2, 2020

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a school, a wall, and other annex facilities in Cache OK. Contributor note: “Originally, this 1938 WPA Project included not only the remaining wall, but a Home Ec building, Tennis courts, a School, and… read more

Highland Cemetery Entrance - Lawton OK

Highland Cemetery Entrance – Lawton OK

Date added: August 2, 2020

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Highland Cemetery Entrance in Lawton OK. Contributor note: “Highland Cemetery, located on NW Fort Sill Blvd. in northeastern Lawton is a large cemetery with over 20,000 burials. The entrance faces west and consists… read more

Kiowa County Jail – Hobart OK

Date added: August 2, 2020

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Kiowa County Jail in Hobart, OK. Contributor note: “[T]he Kiowa County Jail is still in operation as a jail, and also houses the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office. It was built in 1905 and… read more

Hobart City Park – Hobart OK

Date added: February 21, 2020

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the City Park in Hobart, OK. Contributor note: “This large, well-equipped park is bordered on the north by E. Ash, on the south by E. Iris, on the east by N. Lincoln and on… read more

Rocky Public School – Rocky OK

Date added: January 24, 2020

The Works Progress Administration built the Rocky Public School – Rocky OK Contributor note: “Rocky’s Orange Blossom School was first established in 1904 with the consolidation of several small schools in nearby towns. The first wood school was lost to… read more

Lee Park – Cordell OK

Date added: January 1, 2020

The Works Progress Administration built the Lee Park in Cordell OK. Contributor note: “Lee Park lies between 2nd and 3rd Streets, and between Glenn L. England (Highway 183) and Cordell Avenue. An extension north of 3rd Street also contains basketball… read more