WPA Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

WPA Records, 303 WFCHS/THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains a series of reports on historical subjects of the Winchester-Frederick County area as prepared by the Works Progress Administration of Virginia in the years 1936-37. The reports cover subjects such as deeds, churches, homes, cemeteries, wills, etc. An index is included with the records.
(3 boxes) Last updated 08/11.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The WPA (Work Progress Administration) was founded in 1932 and became one of the largest of the "New Deal" programs begun by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The administration created jobs all over the United States in areas such as the arts, public building restoration and construction, roads, and historical records. In Winchester, VA, the WPA employees created reports on various historic sites and subjects between 1936-1937.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection.

CITE AS: WPA Record #303 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA

Box 1

Centenary Reformed Church

1a. Opecquon Graveyard

Fort Loudoun

Old Stone Presbyterian Church

General Daniel Morgan Home

Ambler Hill Properties

Ancient Dwelling, Lot #9 ? Palace Theatre, Lots #45-47
(35-45 S. Loudoun St.)

Market Street Methodist Church

Godfrey S. Miller House

Joseph Marion Orndorff Building, 27-9 N. Loudon St.

Grace Forney Home, Water and Washington Streets

Martha Forney House, 137 W. Water St.

R.T. Barton Estate

Gertrude Barton Home ? Braddock Street Methodist Church

William Greenway Russell House, 42 S. Loudoun St.

John "Ike" Baker House, 44-46 S. Loudoun St.

15a. Graveyard at Kline?s Mill

Fort George

Zirkle House, 22-24 S. Loudoun St.

George F. Norton Estate, 19-21 N. Loudoun St.

Home of Mrs. Frances Westwood Wright, S. Washington and S. E. Boscawen

19a. Old Methodist Graveyard, Stephens City

Glen Burnie

Christ Episcopal Church, Rectory and Chapel

21a. Graveyard at Battlefield Inn

Braddock Street United Methodist Church

22a. Taylor Furnace Graveyard

Louis Baker Drug Store, 25 N. Loudon St.

Hansborough and Carter Building, 23 N. Loudon St.

St. John?s Graveyard, near Taylor Furnace Rt. 600

Charles hardy Properties, 129-33 W. Boscawen St.

26a. Dr Walter Myers Home, 24 S. Washington St.

Conrad Home

27a. Fairmount

Tomb of George Helm

Tomb of F. August Graichen

Lot #18, S.E. Corner of Loudoun and Boscawen

Original Lot #6, N.W. Corner of Loudoun and Boscawen

Lot #8

Lot #17, E. Loudon St.

Court House Square

Zane?s Iron Works

Baptist Church

Lutheran Church, Green Spring

Jones Graveyard

German Reformed Graveyard, Stephens City

Old Lutheran Graveyard, Stephens City

Middletown Cemetery

Keckley?s Mill ? Old Mill Storage

Box 2

Steele Home, Stephens City

"Willow Brook," Kernstown

Original Lot #4 [should be Lot #6], 101-115 N Loudoun

Abstract of Title of Original Lot #5, N. Loudoun

Frederick County Court Orders Dividing Line between Augusta and Frederick Counties

37-39 S. Loudoun St., Abstract of Title

Lease of land by Lord Fairfax

Article of Agreement, Joist Hite and wife

"A Slave?s Pardon," Historical Document

Wood-White, Deed

Deed of William Doster

Cunningham to Cunningham

Lutheran Ruins ? Mt. Hebron, Proposed Memorial Tablet

Talbot-Fairfax, Deed

Lutheran Church, Winchester, VA, Boscawen St.

Wood, Thomas, Will

Holmes, Elizabeth, Will

Sheller, Raymond H. Epitaph

Dowdall, James G., Will

Russell, William Greenway, Excerpts

Stonewall Jackson Confederate Cemetery

National Cemetery

Clarke County Sites

Worksheets ? WPA Writers Project, by C.C. Conner and W.W. Glass
Hotels & Inns
Schools & Colleges

Worksheets ? WPA Writers Project by C.C. Conner and W.W. Glass
Winchester Founding and History
Streets, Lots and Buildings
Pre Revolution Court Materials
War of 1812

WPA Photographs ? Frederick County Sites
Hotels and Taverns
Stephenson Depot
Valley Pike
Valley Pike Monuments and Signs

WPA Photographs ? Historic Houses

Box 3

Index to WPA Records