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    Jackson School – Pauls Valley OK

    Date added: March 30, 2019; Modified: September 6, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Jackson School in Pauls Valley OK. Contributor note: “Jackson Elementary School is located at 1015 S. Walnut and is an active elementary school today. It has an Art Deco theme, which was rare… read more

    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

    School Gymnasium (demolished) – Washington OK

    Date added: October 26, 2019; Modified: August 20, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration built a school gymnasium in Washington OK. Contributor note: “The gymnasium was built as a WPA project in 1941-2. It is a rectangular one-story building with a high ceiling, constructed of red brick which has been… read more

    School – Springer OK

    Date added: October 4, 2015; Modified: August 20, 2023

    “The Springer school and gymnasium buildings were constructed by the [Works Progress Administration] WPA in 1936-1938. They are sturdy buildings constructed of native sandstone from the local area. “The classroom building once had casement windows, eight panes high, with units… read more

    Lake Texoma – Bryan County OK

    Date added: July 14, 2012; Modified: August 20, 2023

    “In Oklahoma 326 conservation and flood control dams and hundreds of ponds were built with WPA dollars. Several dams in Oklahoma were built for the primary purpose of conserving water that could be used for multiple purposes. Lake Texoma and… read more

    North Broadway Avenue Sewers – Shawnee OK

    Date added: August 18, 2023; Modified: August 18, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted a project “laying sewer pipe in the new storm sewer lines being installed on North Broadway” to preclude flooding along the street in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

    Woodland Veterans Park Improvements – Shawnee OK

    Date added: August 18, 2023; Modified: August 18, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) worked to improve Woodland Veterans Park in Shawnee, Oklahoma, installing new concrete walks and constructing tennis courts.

    Fairview Cemetery Wall – Shawnee OK

    Date added: August 11, 2017; Modified: August 18, 2023

    New Deal work relief labor constructed the stunning stone wall on the west side of the Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Per one source, in 1936, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the wall. A newspaper article from 1934 suggests… read more

    Jim Thorpe Stadium Complex – Shawnee OK

    Date added: August 11, 2017; Modified: August 18, 2023

    Between 1936 and 1939 the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Jim Thorpe Stadium Complex at Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Oklahoma. In 2010 Shawnee voters approved a $3 million bond issue in order to renovate part of the complex…. read more

    Road Improvements – Dale OK

    Date added: August 18, 2023; Modified: August 18, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted a road gravelling project in Dale, Oklahoma in 1933.

    Johnson School (former) Renovations – Shawnee OK

    Date added: August 18, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted a renovation project at what was then known as the Johnson school northwest of Shawnee, Oklahoma in 1933. The location and status of this facility is unknown to Living New Deal.

    National Guard Armory – McAlester OK

    National Guard Armory – McAlester OK

    Date added: August 5, 2023; Modified: August 6, 2023

    National Guard Armory in McAlester OK is a single story armory built by the Works Progress Administration and made of sandstone with arched roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The building is still… read more

    Hospital at Goodland Indian School

    Goodland Academy – Hugo OK

    Date added: July 21, 2012; Modified: August 5, 2023

    “Because the private Goodland Academy was consolidated with an adjacent public school district in the 1930s, the Presbyterian-sponsored orphanage that was founded in the nineteenth century was given WPA funds to add buildings to its campus. A grade school building,… read more

    Armory (former) – Cherokee OK

    Date added: August 4, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the old state armory in Cherokee, Oklahoma. The structure, which cost $45,325.38 to build, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Light Plant Improvements – Cherokee OK

    Date added: August 4, 2023; Modified: August 4, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) installed new equipment and conducted repairs at the light plant in Cherokee, Oklahoma. They also improved city electrical lines. The status and location of this $54,733.08 project is unknown to Living New Deal.