WPA Plaque

During the Great Depression, New Deal agencies such as the Works Progress Administration... [Continue reading below...]
WPA plaque on City Hall in Stewartville, MN. Photo:  Wikimedia Commons.

During the Great Depression, New Deal agencies such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA) were busy all over the United States constructing bridges, tunnels, parks, playgrounds, schools, athletic fields, dams, public housing, airports, stadiums, libraries, post offices, swimming pools, recreation centers, beaches, and so on, and upon completion of each such project, a plaque like the one shown above was mounted to let everybody know that it was designed, built, and paid for by a federal government whose main goals were to put people back to work creating public works to improve and enrich the lives of ordinary people.

The New Deal plaques were