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On May 6, 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to employ the millions of Americans left unemployed by economic depression. This category is to waymark the projects created by the people employed by the WPA agency.
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Image for Bonner County's First Courthouse - Sandpoint, IDview gallery

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WPA ProjectsBonner County's First Courthouse - Sandpoint, ID

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The first and second county courthouses in Sandpoint are side-by-side and have actually been turned into a single complex over the years. The WPA aided in renovating the old courthouse in the '30s, while major additions occurred from 1973 on.

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location: Idaho

date approved: 1/26/2015

last visited: never

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Begun as a boy scout project early in 1935, this log community hall eventually became a national project, with financial input from an alphabet soup of organizations, from the I.E.R.A to the W.P.A. to the U.S.O.

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location: Idaho

date approved: 6/17/2014

last visited: never

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WPA ProjectsCity Hall - Priest River, ID

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With a bit of help from the WPA, without which it wouldn't have happened, the town of Priest River, ID got a spanking new town hall in 1937. Idaho had been in recession since the 1920s and the WPA projects received were a great boost to its economy.

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location: Idaho

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: never

Image for Priest River High School - Priest River, IDview gallery

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Another much needed WPA project, this High School (now Junior High) was begun in 1940. The Art Moderne design was the brainchild of well known architect G. A. Pehrson, of Spokane, WA and continues in use to this day.

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location: Idaho

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: never

Image for Boundary County Courthouse - Bonners Ferry, IDview gallery

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A project of the WPA, this art deco courthouse was completed in 1940. Its façade contains three bas relief panels designed by Fletcher Martin, one of only four WPA art projects known in Idaho. It continues to serve the community today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

Image for Fletcher Martin Bas Reliefs - Bonners Ferry, IDview gallery

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WPA ProjectsFletcher Martin Bas Reliefs - Bonners Ferry, ID

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A project of the WPA, this art deco courthouse was completed in 1940. Its façade contains three bas relief panels designed by Fletcher Martin, one of only four of his WPA art projects known in Idaho.

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location: Idaho

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

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The Libby Police Department has taken over what was at one time the Libby City Hall. At one time the building was city hall, police department and jail.

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location: Montana

date approved: 3/13/2015

last visited: never

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The Stevens County Courthouse, a WPA project completed in 1938, is at the southeast edge of downtown Colville on Oak Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: 5/31/2014

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WPA ProjectsColville Main Post Office - Colville, WA

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Colville was the first city in Washington to create a Civic Plaza. It incorporates the Courthouse, Library, City Hall and Post office, on four corners of an intersection.

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location: Washington

date approved: 10/30/2013

last visited: 1/5/2014

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WPA ProjectsColville City Hall - Colville, WA

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Colville was the first city in Washington to create a "Civic Plaza". It incorporates the County Courthouse, Library, City Hall and Post office, on four corners of an intersection. The post office and court house were the final pieces of the puzzle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: 5/30/2014

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