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Community Center (former) – Belton TX

Date added: October 17, 2021

The National Youth Administration constructed a community center built of native limestone rock quarried near Belton in 1941. The structure was a rustic design, in Yettie Polk Park, located near the old club house. The work began in summer of… read more

Library (former) – Eagle Pass TX

Date added: February 25, 2021

Eagle Pass Public Library website: “According with the Eagle Pass News Guide published on February 27, 1997, at 1927 a group of women, who were studying art, music, literature, decided Eagle Pass should have a public library. On April 15,… read more

Civic League Park – San Angelo TX

Date added: May 2, 2020

Civic League Park sits on land donated by Uriah Gilliam Taylor to the San Angelo Civic League in 1904. The San Angelo City Council accepted the property as a park in 1907, and Taylor signed the deed over to the… read more

Airline Drive Overpass – Houston TX

Date added: March 7, 2020

The Texas Highway Department and the Federal Works Agency Public Roads Administration built an overpass in 1941 to separate the grade of Airline Drive and the Houston Belt and Terminal Railway tracks. The overpass is currently open to traffic.

Post Office (former) – McAllen TX

Date added: March 4, 2020

The Treasury Department funded the construction of the Post Office in McAllen TX. Texas Historical Commission Plaque on site: “Built in 1935, this was the sixth location of the McAllen Post Office after its creation in 1907. The facility was… read more

Fair Park – Tyler TX

Date added: March 4, 2020

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the National Youth Administration (NYA) completed work for the Fair Park in Tyler TX. This is the location where the East Texas State Fair is held. In 1940 many old buildings were demolished and replaced… read more

Mackenzie State Recreation Area – Lubbock TX

Date added: February 28, 2020

Mackenzie State Recreation Area, commonly referred to as Mackenzie Park, is located in the northeast portion of Lubbock. The park was first built in 1921, and included a pool and a golf course. During the Depression city leaders desired to… read more

Looscan Elementary School – Houston TX

Date added: February 23, 2020

The Houston Independent School District and the Public Works Administration (PWA) erected the Adele Looscan Elementary School in 1936 under PWA project number TEX-1057R. Looscan is still an active elementary school for the Houston ISD.

Marion County Roadside Park – Jefferson TX

Date added: February 23, 2020

The National Youth Administration built the Marion County Roadside Park near Jefferson, Texas between 1935 and 1938. The park serves the same function as of 2019. A state historical marker at the site reads: “This roadside park was constructed by… read more

Falls County Roadside Park – Marlin TX

Date added: February 22, 2020

Federal funds supported the construction of the Falls County Roadside Park in Marlin TX, on highway No. 6, south of Big Creek.  They most likely came from the Bureau of Public Roads to the Texas Highway Department, but that needs… read more

Tonkawa Park – Crawford TX

Date added: February 22, 2020

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and the National Youth Administration (NYA) were involved in the construction of the Tonkawa Park in Crawford TX. According to the  Waco Tribune-Herald, “278 NYA youth contributed to building the park.” Excerpt from Waco History:… read more

Galveston State Psychopathic Hospital Improvements – Galveston TX

Date added: February 14, 2020

The Works Progress Administration completed improvements to the Galveston State Psychopathic Hospital Improvements in Galveston TX. According to a Waxahachie Daily Light, 1938, federal funds sponsored the following improvements work at the Galveston State Psychopathic Hospital: “[i]mprove drives on grounds of… read more

Karnack High School – Karnack TX

Date added: January 19, 2020

The Works Progress Administration built Karnack High School between 1938 and 1940. In 2016, due to low enrollment, high school students began going to nearby Jefferson Independent School District, and the school board moved Kindergarten through 8th grade and the… read more