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    Built in 1936–38 as a Works Progress Administration project, the Hugo Municipal Pool features an Art Moderne bathhouse originally made of adobe blocks (now partly replaced with concrete). The pool and bathhouse are still in use today.
    Hugo Municipal Pool
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    The bathhouse at the Hugo Pool was designed by district WPA engineer Lloyd Heggenberger. Its flat roof, rounded corners, and horizontal bands of windows are all characteristic of the WPA Art Moderne style.



Abbey Christman, “Hugo Municipal Pool,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (December 7, 2007).

Abigail D. Christman, The Legacy of the New Deal on Colorado’s Eastern Plains (Denver: Colorado Preservation, 2008).

Additional Information: 

Colorado Preservation Inc., Drought, Depression, and Dust: The New Deal in Eastern Colorado, Phase I Survey Report (2005).

James F. Wickens, Colorado in the Great Depression (New York: Garland, 1979).