WPA Monument

Note: This monument was removed due to construction (April 2014) and will be placed in a new location soon. We’ll provide an update then.

At the intersection of Alameda Parkway and the “Hogback Road” (Hwy. 93/26) is this monument. Construction of Alameda Parkway from Denver to Red Rocks was a Works Progress Administration project in about 1937, and the monument is near the main entrance to Red Rocks Park (Entrance 1). (An identical plaque and monument are placed at the other end of Alameda, where it intersects Sheridan Boulevard, on the border between Jefferson Co. and Denver Co.)

WPA Monument at Alameda Parkway Photo by Sally L. White


The plaque on the stone reads:

ERECTED THROUGH
THE COOPERATION OF
FEDERAL STATE AND
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
BY WORKS PROGRESS
ADMINISTRATION
DEDICATED TO THE
ENRICHMENT
OF HUMAN LIVES
* A RECORD OF *
* PERMANENT *
* ACHIEVEMENT *

Plaque Detail