Tag Archives: WPA

Monocacy Park, Bethlehem PA

Monocacy Park, an outstanding example of WPA landscape architecture, was an unexpected find while we were in Bethlehem.  Sometimes, in spite of searching scholarly sources and archival data, the fortuitous result of a google search turns up something–voila! A news … Continue reading

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City Market, Rising Star TX

Driving through Rising Star, Texas on my way to San Antonio last week, I glanced over at a building I have seen hundreds of times in my lifetime, and suddenly, I saw it with new eyes.  My sister was driving … Continue reading

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Breckenridge City Park

While down in Texas on an unexpected visit these past 2 1/2 weeks, I had a few minutes one day to stop at the City Park in Breckenridge.  In 1936, H. P. Drought, the Texas director of WPA announced that … Continue reading

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Mineral Wells 1937 WPA Amphitheater

Visible behind the Lillian Peek Home Economics cottage completed in 1934 is the rock amphitheater constructed by the WPA in 1937.  The WPA completed a number of amphitheaters during the New Deal Administration, in state parks, community settings, and educational … Continue reading

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Lillian Peek Home Economics Building

In 1933, the state of Texas sent Lillian Peek, the state supervisor of home economics, to seek a site for a new home economics program.  She selected Mineral Wells, a community located not far from Fort Worth, in rural Palo … Continue reading

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Weatherford Municipal Power and Light

The City of Weatherford sought a grant from the Works Progress Administration to construct a city-owned power plant (Shumaker, 1940).  Bond issues in the amount of $250,000 were approved by the community to build the municipal light plant (Two bond … Continue reading

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