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Akron Gymnasium

Added by yongli on 11/03/2015 - 11:00, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
The Akron Gymnasium was a New Deal project built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938–40. Designed by the prominent Denver architect Eugene Groves , with a distinctive domed roof and skylights, it served as Akron’s main gymnasium and community center until 1964. Though the structure...

Florence Post Office

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 15:16, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 20:33
The Florence Post Office was built in 1936–37 as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project. The building has a simple Neoclassical design with some Art Deco details and a mural by Olive Rush in the lobby. In 1986 the post office was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is...

Lamar Post Office

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

Leslie J. Savage Library

Added by yongli on 07/31/2020 - 14:04, last changed on 10/18/2022 - 14:43
The Leslie J. Savage Library at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison is a Spanish Colonial Revival–style building designed by Temple Hoyne Buell and built in 1938–39. Funded in part by the Public Works Administration (PWA), the library included a reading room, a lounge, lecture rooms,...
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