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Paradise Water Tower – Paradise KS

Date added: January 7, 2014

“The Paradise Water Tower, of Paradise, Kansas, is a historic Works Progress Administration project of 1938. It is located east of the intersection of Waldo and Main Sts. in Paradise. The tower was designed in the WPA Rustic style and… read more

Wyandotte County Lake – Kansas City KS

Date added: November 3, 2013

Located in the Missouri basin, the dam was built to create jobs while at the same time providing a source of water for the community. The lake and surrounding area compose the Wyandotte County Lake Park.  It was funded jointly… read more

Civic Center Fair Barn – Horton KS

Date added: October 24, 2013

This Fair Barn/Civic Center in Horton, Kansas was constructed by the WPA in 1937-39. W.O. “Tutes” Thomas was the designer and head of construction. The building is still in use for municipal functions and celebrations.

McKinley Grade School/Offices – Newton KS

Date added: July 9, 2013

McKinley Grade School was constructed in 1938 using PWA funds. It is now used as the administrative offices for the school district. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the McKinley Residential Historic District…. read more

Tri-State Marker: OK-KS-MO – Quapaw OK

Date added: June 8, 2013

This small stone obelisk marks the point where Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri meet. It was erected by the National Youth Administration in 1938. It is located at the coordinates marked here, south of the Route 166 round-about at the entrance… read more

Oakley High School Stadium – Oakley KS

Date added: April 20, 2013

“The construction of Oakley High School Stadium in 1938 was financed through the New Deal-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) and has hosted football games and track meets since its completion in 1939. Lewis Mershon was the lead builder and used… read more

Auditorium – Manchester KS

Date added: March 3, 2013

“The auditorium has brick veneer with a corrugated metal side gable roof. Brick pilasters with cast stone caps divide the S side wall into 5 bays. A projecting brick beltcourse runs near the top of the pilasters. Most of the… read more

Schlanger Park – Pittsburg KS

Date added: March 3, 2013

“Mature evergreen and deciduous trees dot the grassy park. Two concrete bridges with limestone-faced side walls carry the concrete path across a stream. Wood frame picnic shelters have gable roofs and rest on concrete slabs. Lights attached to large wood… read more

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Crawford County Fairgrounds – Girard KS

Date added: March 3, 2013

“The Crawford County Fairground property currently includes the WPA grandstand and four agricultural buildings plus a series of other animal shelters and associated structures, compactly arranged in neat rows at the center of the property. A dirt road enters the… read more

Ray Tripp Athletic Field – Herington KS

Date added: March 3, 2013

This WPA athletic field was originally built for Herington High School, now Herington Elementary School. “Rising from a concrete slab the field house building has random-range, quarry-faced ashlar limestone walls and a composition shingle roof. The end gables are parapeted… read more

Lake Herington Development – Herington KS

Date added: March 3, 2013

Multiple New Deal agencies: the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) were involved in the improvement and development of the park surrounding Lake Herington in Herington, Kansas. 1934: “Herington has been allotted $6,106 from the CWA state… read more