• CCC Camp - Lufkin TX
    A commemorative marker erected in 1984 reads: "Created by President Franklin Roosevelt and approved by an Act of Congress in 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) provided youth employment programs during the Great Depression. The Lufkin CCC Camp, located near this site from 1933 until 1942, was administered by the Texas Forest Service. Young men helped to build roads and bridges, string telephone lines, and plant trees. The Lufkin CCC Camp proved to be instrumental in relieving unemployment but also helped revive the East Texas forest industry through its use of progressive forestry techniques." (https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us)
  • Post Office (former) - Lufkin TX
    "It is an excellent example of Neo-Classical architecture in a small Federal building. The simple brick building exhibits the Greek elements of Doric columns supporting an unenriched architrave at its main entry. Built in 1935 under the auspices of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Louis Simon, Supervising Architect. After the passage of the Public Buildings Act of 1926, there was an increase in the construction of Federal Buildings in the United States. Public building construction was expanded in the 1930s to provide jobs during the Depression. It was during this period that the courthouse was built. Originally designed for use...