Fair Park – Tyler TX

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Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the National Youth Administration (NYA) completed work for the Fair Park in Tyler TX.

This is the location where the East Texas State Fair is held. In 1940 many old buildings were demolished and replaced by WPA workmen, including the headquarters building. Ornamental fence set around the pavilion and ornamental spiral staircases was made by NYA shops in Marshall.

Source notes

"Fair Park Work Near Completion," Tyler Morning Telegraph, 23 Aug 1940, Friday, Page 15, (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/46100723/fair-park-tyler-wpa/), accessed March 2020.

Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on March 4, 2020.

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Location Info


2000 W Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702

Coordinates: 32.3457361, -95.3235437

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