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Aoife
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Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 9:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know of buildings in Detroit that were built with WPA funds, or contained artwork from the program? I have been doing a bit of research on WPA funded projects in Detroit, but am coming up with very little- most of what I have been finding is in the burbs. Any help is most appreciated!
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Ookpik
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Post Number: 187
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 11:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck was built buy the WPA.

http://detroit1701.org/Keywort h%20Stadium.html
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Soulhawk
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Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 12:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Broadhead
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Eastsidedame
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Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 10:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Detroit Public Library has a mural by Marvin Beerbohm funded by the WPA, entitled "Automative Industry."

Information on the WPA Murals in Detroit can be found at http://www.wpamurals.com/michi gan.htm. The WPA financed many arts projects in Detroit, including theater.

As far as building projects are concerned, I know that the records of WPA projects were transferred to the General Services Administration (GSA) in the late 70s. You might try via the Internet and find some information through them, or the Detroit Public Library may be able to help.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 9:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hamtrmack and Highland Park Post Offices.
Murals, murals, murals.

jjaba.
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Gary
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Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 7:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wasn't the Federal Courthouse on Lafayette a WPA project?

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