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Watonga Middle School – Watonga OK

Date added: July 17, 2012

Watonga Middle School was originally the Watonga High School, built by the WPA in 1936-1937. From Marjorie Barton’s Leaning on a Legacy (2008): “The building was constructed of light sandstone blocks, which are uniform in size, but not squared on… read more

Alice Robertson School – Muskogee OK

Date added: July 17, 2012

“Muskogee’s Alice Robertson School, now a 7th and 8th grade center, and the adjacent stadium, Indian Bowl, used WPA labor. The plaque in the school lobby indicates Federal Works Agency is credited with the job, as the project was completed… read more

Northeast High School (Academy) – Oklahoma City OK

Date added: July 17, 2012

“Many large schools built in Oklahoma during the New Deal era are still being used. In Oklahoma City, Northeast High School occupied a gym and four classrooms added with WPA funds, after the original building of Carthage stone was made… read more

Frederick WPA Building – Frederick OK

Date added: July 17, 2012

Frederick’s Municipal Swimming Pool building was reportedly built by the WPA in 1935. “The Frederick WPA-built school,” writes Marjorie Barton, “is an example of how proper maintenance can preserve WPA buildings.”

Rattan Public School – Rattan OK

Date added: July 17, 2012

“Many school districts believe WPA buildings are still valuable. In Rattan, an old building built by WPA workers was refurbished in 2000 for additional classrooms for the growing school system. The Rattan WPA building is a native stone building. Some… read more

Brantly Elementary School – Antlers OK

Date added: July 17, 2012

“The greatest legacy of the WPA in Oklahoma may be the hundreds of WPA-built buildings that are still in use. To most citizens, the public buildings are the most visible remains of a work relief program that truly benefited the… read more

Wainwright School – Wainwright OK

Date added: July 17, 2012

The Works Progress Administration built the Wainwright School in Wainwright. The north side of the school has the entry and three triangular-peaked gable ends which extend to the ground. The east side has three tall, narrow windows with rounded tops,… read more

Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery – Tishomingo OK

Date added: July 17, 2012

“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

Mohawk Park Hatchery – Tulsa OK

Date added: July 17, 2012

“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

Durant State Fish Hatchery – Durant OK

Date added: July 16, 2012

“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

Holdenville Fish Hatchery – Holdenville OK

Date added: July 16, 2012

“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

Pensacola Dam – Grand Lake OK

Date added: July 14, 2012

“Construction on the Pensacola Dam that formed Grand Lake in northeast Oklahoma began when President Roosevelt approved $41 million in WPA funds for the project in September, 1937. The marker at the sight of the dam had no indication of… read more

Water Tower – Waurika OK

Date added: July 14, 2012

“Rural Oklahomans became accustomed to seeing water towers built by WPA. Often the tower was the tallest structure in town. Waurika received a water tower built by WPA.” –Leaning on a Legacy

Water Tower – Tecumseh OK

Date added: July 14, 2012

“In Tecumseh, city fathers painted an American flag on the water tower built by WPA. With proper maintenance, water towers built in the 1930s are still being used.” –Leaning on a Legacy

Lugert Dam/Altus Lake – Altus OK

Date added: July 14, 2012

“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