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    Tulsa Zoo Stone Cabin – Tulsa OK

    Date added: June 2, 2022; Modified: June 3, 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; Modified: 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

    Mohawk Park Hatchery – Tulsa OK

    Date added: July 17, 2012; Modified: April 11, 2017

    “WPA projects both directly and indirectly affected fish and wildlife. More than 300 fish hatcheries were built or enlarged nationwide. Creating fish hatcheries was important economically, as well as for sport fisherman….Some of the fish hatcheries established or improved by… read more

    National Guard Armory (former) – Tulsa OK

    Date added: April 20, 2015; Modified: April 11, 2017

    This WPA armory was constructed in 1940-1941. “The significance of the Tulsa Armory stems from its date  of construction and its enormous size, among other things. Tulsa was not among those scheduled for an armory in 1936, in part because… read more

    Daniel Webster High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Daniel Webster High School – Tulsa OK

    Date added: January 9, 2012; Modified: October 5, 2016

    “The Daniel Webster High School is a two-story and basement structure which contains 15 classrooms, a library, 2 cafeterias, a lecture room, corrective gymnasium, girls’ gymnasium, auditorium seating 400, domestic-science department, 2 manual training rooms, 3 laboratories, offices, swimming pool,… read more

    Woodward Park – Tulsa OK

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

    The WPA did extensive work in creating both the park’s rock and rose gardens. According to the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination, the “rock gardens in Woodward Park were laid initially by WPA laborers, although there is some evidence that the… read more

    Swan Lake Park – Tulsa OK

    Date added: April 23, 2015

    According to the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory, Swan Park “is comprised of a lake, with the dam and sides and small rock islands created by WPA labor out of cut native sandstone.” As the name suggests, the park is designed to… read more

    Will Rogers High School – Tulsa OK

    Date added: April 20, 2014

    “Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a fine example of Public Works Administration (PWA) Art Deco architecture. PWA was established under U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to boost public building programs during the 1930s depression. Architects Joseph R…. read more

    Mohawk Park – Tulsa OK

    Date added: March 26, 2013; Modified: March 26, 2013

    Both the CCC and the WPA developed Tulsa’s Mohawk Park: “The National Park Service took over planning of structures in Mohawk Park from the City Park Department. The WPA workers built bridges, roads and shelters to blend in with the… read more

    Capitol Hill Stadium (Webster High School) – Tulsa OK

    Date added: July 26, 2012

    “Stadiums and field houses became important additions for many school systems. In Oklahoma, competitive sports added quality of life for residents during the Great Depression. Small school districts were especially proud to receive an ‘indoor’ gym. High school stadiums such… read more