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    Post Office (former) Mural – Guymon OK

    Date added: February 5, 2018; Modified: May 11, 2024

    The historic former Guymon post office had housed a New Deal mural entitled “Harvest.” The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts and was completed by artist Jay Risling in 1939. However, the work was heavily damaged… read more

    Choctaw Ball-Play 1840

    Post Office (former) Mural – Tahlequah OK

    Date added: December 30, 2014; Modified: December 22, 2023

    The historic post office in Tahlequah, Oklahoma houses New Deal artwork. The oil-on-canvas mural, entitled “Choctaw Ball-Play 1840,” was completed by Manuel A. Bromberg and installed in the post office lobby in 1939. The building has since been re-purposed. The mural… read more

    Municipal Pool and Bathhouse – Alva OK

    Date added: November 18, 2023; Modified: November 24, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Municipal Pool and Bathhouse in Alva, OKlahoma. The pool is constructed of poured concrete and the bathhouse has Art Deco elements. The bathhouse is now painted white. It has been placed on the… read more

    Fort Gibson back entrance

    Fort Gibson School and Gym – Fort Gibson OK

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

    The Works Progress Administration built the Fort Gibson School and Gym in Fort Gibson OK. The School/Church is presently abandoned.

    WPA plaque in memorial to old Thackerville School

    Thackerville School (demolished) – Thackerville OK

    Date added: October 4, 2015; Modified: October 12, 2023

    The former Thackerville School in Thackerville, Oklahoma was constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. Today, three buildings exist on the campus; however, none of them bear resemblance to other WPA school buildings in southern Oklahoma (although at least… read more

    Strang, OK community building

    Community Center – Strang OK

    Date added: August 20, 2023; Modified: September 15, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a community center in Strang, Oklahoma. Per The Daily Mayes County Democrat: “WPA assistance has been responsible for many community center buildings in this section of the state. Shown here is a native stone… read more

    Harmon Park/Stadium - Waurika OK

    Cy Sloan Stadium – Waurika OK

    Date added: August 6, 2023; Modified: September 14, 2023

    Waurika’s Cy Sloan Stadium (formerly Harmon Park Stadium) was built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration, and it bears a WPA 1939 stamp. It has a current capacity of 1,300.

    School Gymnasium (ruins) – Comanche OK

    Date added: July 4, 2018; Modified: September 9, 2023

    Located on Walnut Avenue West of 4th Street are the ruins of a school gymnasium. It was constructed of native sandstone, and WPA shields at several locations on the concrete sidewalks show the date 1939. The building was one-story, with… read more

    Visitors Entrance East side of Stadium

    Roosevelt (Ron Stephens) Athletic Stadium – Lawton OK

    Date added: May 2, 2021; Modified: September 6, 2023

    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

    Highland Cemetery Entrance - Lawton OK

    Highland Cemetery Entrance – Lawton OK

    Date added: August 2, 2020; Modified: September 6, 2023

    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

    State Highway 79: Red River Bridge – Waurika OK to TX

    Date added: January 12, 2014; Modified: September 6, 2023

    State Highway 79 Bridge at the Red River which connects Jefferson County, OK with Clay County, TX. “State highway #79 bridge at the Red River is a camelback pony truss bridge built in 1939… This type of bridge is rare and this… read more

    Duncan Public Library – Duncan OK

    Date added: November 15, 2013; Modified: September 6, 2023

    This WPA building was originally constructed as the general Duncan Public Library. It now houses the Stephens County Genealogical Society Library. “This one-story buff brick building, located at 301 N. 8th Street, was constructed by the WPA, as were several… read more

    Fuqua Park Culvert – Duncan OK

    Date added: July 4, 2018; Modified: September 6, 2023

    This culvert is L-shaped, with the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) shield showing the year as 1938. The tunnel is concrete and about 2 ft. high by 5 ft. wide. It runs east-west. A paved roadway crosses the culvert into Fuqua… read more

    Old Highway 81 Culvert – Duncan OK

    Date added: July 4, 2018; Modified: September 6, 2023

    This culvert that was constructed by the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s was part of the infrastructure of the old Highway 81. Today, the curbing on the culvert peeks out of a hedge that partially encloses Fuqua… read more

    Joy Gymnasium – Wynnewood OK

    Date added: March 27, 2019; Modified: September 6, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration built the Joy Gymnasium in Joy, about four miles south of Wynnewood OK. Contributor note: “Joy is a small rural community in Murray County, Oklahoma. It got its name from the name of the school that… read more