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Lamar Post Office

Added by yongli on 02/01/2017 - 11:17, last changed on 10/29/2019 - 11:21

Lamar Post Office

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The Lamar Post Office was built in 1936 as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project. Designed by Pueblo architect Walter DeMordaunt , the building is the only Spanish Colonial Revival post office built as part of the New Deal in Colorado. It is still in use and was listed on the National...

Petticrew Stage Stop

Added by yongli on 05/21/2018 - 14:43, last changed on 12/10/2018 - 09:11
Surrounded by prairie grass and juniper, the Petticrew Stage Stop stands approximately twenty-five miles south of Lamar in Prowers County . Built in the early 1890s by John L. Petticrew, the building served as a stop between Lamar and Springfield , providing travelers with a place to eat and...

Prowers County

Added by yongli on 11/15/2016 - 08:57, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 16:38
Prowers County covers 1,644 square miles of the Great Plains and Arkansas River valley in southeastern Colorado. The rectangular county is bordered to the north by Kiowa County , to the east by the state of Kansas, to the south by Baca County , and to the west by Bent County . Prowers County has a...

Prowers County Welfare Housing

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 16:26, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:26
The five-building Prowers County Welfare Housing complex on the north side of Lamar was built in 1938–41 as a series of Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects. The one-story sandstone buildings were the only New Deal public housing complex constructed in eastern Colorado. In 2009 the complex...

Willow Creek Park

Added by yongli on 08/25/2017 - 13:58, last changed on 10/24/2019 - 12:58
Willow Creek Park in southeast Lamar was built primarily by the Civil Works Administration and the Works Progress Administration from 1933 to 1938. Using local labor and materials, the New Deal agencies built a series of dams for flood mitigation and constructed several rustic stone structures for...
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