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    Oklahoma County Courthouse – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: November 14, 2013; Modified: August 20, 2023

    “The Oklahoma County Courthouse was constructed in 1936-1937 as a Public Works Administration project at a cost of $1.5 million. Designed by the well-respected firm of Layton & Forsyth, it is an Art Deco construction of Indiana limestone, with touches… read more

    McMechan Park Improvements – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: June 9, 2022; Modified: July 22, 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

    10th Street Culvert – Oklahoma County OK

    Date added: September 21, 2018; Modified: September 28, 2018

    The Works Progress Administration built a culvert on 10th Street in Oklahoma County, in 1939. Contributor note: “This culvert is located about 200 feet east of the intersection of 10th Street and Peebly Road. This culvert carries water north-south from a small… read more

    Oklahoma National Guard Armory – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: November 12, 2013; Modified: April 11, 2017

    “The Oklahoma National Guard Armory located west of the Capitol at 200 N. E. 23rd Street, is an armory constructed in 1938 by the WPA. In the Depression torn 1930s, the federal government’s WPA project kept food on many an… read more

    Lincoln Park Picnic Tables – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: July 16, 2015; Modified: April 11, 2017

    From “Lincoln Park is a large area on the east side of Northeast Lake and the Oklahoma City Zoo. The CCC was responsible for the construction of the lake, and several buildings in the zoo were constructed by the… read more

    Zoo Amphitheater – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: December 9, 2013; Modified: July 16, 2015

    “The Zoo Amphitheater was the first project completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in Oklahoma City. CCC Companies 875 and 895, consisting of about 400 young men of Oklahoma, lived in tents and later wooden barracks on the land north… read more

    Northeast Lake – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: December 4, 2013; Modified: July 16, 2015

    “Zoo Lake was originally known as Northeast Lake. It is located in the northeast quadrant of Oklahoma City, on Grand Avenue, east of Martin Luther King Blvd. This is a 68-acre lake which is a mecca for bird watchers and… read more

    Taft Stadium – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: July 26, 2012; Modified: February 24, 2015

    “Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City was one of the largest high school football stadiums built as a WPA project in Oklahoma. In fact, it took several approved projects to complete the facility.”  (Barton) A waymarking submitter describes the stadium as… read more

    Sequoyah School Addition – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: March 25, 2014

    “This is a two-story buff brick building, with an elaborate stone entrance surround. According to the Oklahoma Landmark Inventory database, the second floor to this school was funded by the WPA in 1940 at a cost of $43,143. As the… read more

    Oklahoma City City Hall – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: January 9, 2012; Modified: January 26, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Municipal Building was constructed in 1936-37 with funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA) and a City bond issue. “Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the State, having a population of 185,389 in 1930…. read more

    Municipal Auditorium – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: January 9, 2012; Modified: January 26, 2014

    Also known as the Civic Center Music Hall, this PWA Art Deco building was erected in 1937. A 1939 book on PWA buildings describes the site: “Before the erection of this auditorium, Oklahoma City had no place which could seat… read more

    Will Rogers Park – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: March 22, 2013; Modified: December 4, 2013

    “Development of this 118-acre park began in the 1930s as a joint project of the Oklahoma City Parks Department and the National Parks Service, with labor from the CCC and WPA. The CCC cleared trees and brush, pruned, built terraces… read more

    McKinley Park Castles – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: November 30, 2013; Modified: November 30, 2013

    The WPA built these unique stone “castles” at McKinley Park in Oklahoma City. “…[T]he most fascinating thing to see, as you come in the park from the east, are two small native stone buildings constructed to look like small castles…. read more

    Harn Park Benches – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: November 29, 2013; Modified: November 30, 2013

    “Alice Harn Park is located at 13th and Shartel. The land was donated as a gift to the children of Oklahoma City in 1910. The park is a green belt – a long strip with two circular ends, much like… read more

    Will Rogers Courts – Oklahoma City OK

    Date added: November 29, 2013; Modified: November 30, 2013

    “Will Rogers Courts is located east of S. Pennsylvania, south of Exchange Avenue. It was built by the WPA as a low-income housing project with an appropriation of $2,000,000. In 1939, it was taken over by the U.S. Housing Authority…. read more