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    WPA plaque in memorial to old Thackerville School

    Thackerville School (demolished) – Thackerville OK

    Date added: October 4, 2015; Modified: October 12, 2023

    The former Thackerville School in Thackerville, Oklahoma was constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. Today, three buildings exist on the campus; however, none of them bear resemblance to other WPA school buildings in southern Oklahoma (although at least… read more

    Strang, OK community building

    Community Center – Strang OK

    Date added: August 20, 2023; Modified: September 15, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a community center in Strang, Oklahoma. Per The Daily Mayes County Democrat: “WPA assistance has been responsible for many community center buildings in this section of the state. Shown here is a native stone… read more

    Harmon Park/Stadium - Waurika OK

    Cy Sloan Stadium – Waurika OK

    Date added: August 6, 2023; Modified: September 14, 2023

    Waurika’s Cy Sloan Stadium (formerly Harmon Park Stadium) was built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration, and it bears a WPA 1939 stamp. It has a current capacity of 1,300.

    School Gymnasium (ruins) – Comanche OK

    Date added: July 4, 2018; Modified: September 9, 2023

    Located on Walnut Avenue West of 4th Street are the ruins of a school gymnasium. It was constructed of native sandstone, and WPA shields at several locations on the concrete sidewalks show the date 1939. The building was one-story, with… read more

    State Highway 79: Red River Bridge – Waurika OK to TX

    Date added: January 12, 2014; Modified: September 6, 2023

    State Highway 79 Bridge at the Red River which connects Jefferson County, OK with Clay County, TX. “State highway #79 bridge at the Red River is a camelback pony truss bridge built in 1939… This type of bridge is rare and this… read more

    Duncan Public Library – Duncan OK

    Date added: November 15, 2013; Modified: September 6, 2023

    This WPA building was originally constructed as the general Duncan Public Library. It now houses the Stephens County Genealogical Society Library. “This one-story buff brick building, located at 301 N. 8th Street, was constructed by the WPA, as were several… read more

    Fuqua Park Culvert – Duncan OK

    Date added: July 4, 2018; Modified: September 6, 2023

    This culvert is L-shaped, with the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) shield showing the year as 1938. The tunnel is concrete and about 2 ft. high by 5 ft. wide. It runs east-west. A paved roadway crosses the culvert into Fuqua… read more

    Old Highway 81 Culvert – Duncan OK

    Date added: July 4, 2018; Modified: September 6, 2023

    This culvert that was constructed by the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s was part of the infrastructure of the old Highway 81. Today, the curbing on the culvert peeks out of a hedge that partially encloses Fuqua… read more

    Joy Gymnasium – Wynnewood OK

    Date added: March 27, 2019; Modified: September 6, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration built the Joy Gymnasium in Joy, about four miles south of Wynnewood OK. Contributor note: “Joy is a small rural community in Murray County, Oklahoma. It got its name from the name of the school that… read more

    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.