Taylor County Welfare Office – Abilene TX

City:
Abilene, TX

Site Type:
Civic Facilities, Auxiliary Civic Facilities

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Started:
1938

Completed:
1939

Quality of Information:
Minimal

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Works Progress Administration built the Taylor County Agriculture Building in Abilene, Texas between 1938 and 1939. The building then became the Taylor County Welfare Office for a number of years. The building’s current use is unknown.

Anecdotes tell that the stone in the building came from Abilene’s 1895 jail. The jail was demolished as another WPA project.

Source notes

Plaque on building https://www.flickr.com

Site originally submitted by Larry Moore on October 24, 2015.

Location Info


317 Pecan St
Abilene, TX

Coordinates: 32.445913, -99.731171

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