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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

Lake Texoma – Bryan County 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

Purcell City Hall – Purcell OK

Date added: July 14, 2012

“A mix of one and two stories, the Purcell City Hall is rectangular (30′ x 121′) and is constructed of buff brick laid with a running bond. The roof is flat with parapets capped with cut limestone… A limestone crest… read more

Mangum Community Building – Mangum OK

Date added: July 14, 2012

“The CWA was implemented to deal with expected high employment. The president believed Many Americans would starve unless given a chance to work in the program. The plan included a specific amount of money and time, and it was under… read more

Purcell Post Office Mural "The Roundup"

Post Office Mural – Purcell OK

Date added: January 9, 2012

This dramatic New Deal mural was painted by Fred Conway in 1940. It was one of the winners of the Treasury Section’s 48-State Competition Post Office Murals. Interestingly, this mural was initially slated to go into the Jackson, MO PO,… read more

Oklahoma City City Hall – Oklahoma City OK

Date added: January 9, 2012

The Oklahoma City Municipal Building was constructed in 1936-37 with funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA) and a City bond issue. “Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the State, having a population of 185,389 in 1930…. read more

Ardmore, Oklahoma City Hall

City Hall – Ardmore OK

Date added: January 9, 2012

"The new Municipal Building at Ardmore replaces two old structures, one of which was used as the city hall and one as the police station, and makes possible the concentration of all of the municipal departments under one roof. The… read more

Garfield County Courthouse – Enid OK

Date added: January 9, 2012

This PWA courthouse was built from 1934-1936. A 1939 survey of PWA works described the site: “This new four-story and basement structure, with a partial fifth story, replaces an old courthouse which was destroyed by fire. The basement contains offices… read more

Municipal Auditorium – Oklahoma City OK

Date added: January 9, 2012

Also known as the Civic Center Music Hall, this PWA Art Deco building was erected in 1937. A 1939 book on PWA buildings describes the site: “Before the erection of this auditorium, Oklahoma City had no place which could seat… read more

Ponca City Library – Ponca City OK

Date added: January 9, 2012

“The city erected the new building which is one and part two stories in height. It contains a reading room for adults, a junior reading room, children’s room, reference room, delivery room, workroom, and a librarian’s room, as well as… read more

Daniel Webster High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Daniel Webster High School – Tulsa OK

Date added: January 9, 2012

“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