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Akron Gymnasium

Added by yongli on 11/03/2015 - 11:00, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:06
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...

American Legion Hall (Eads)

Added by yongli on 11/03/2015 - 13:46, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:06
The American Legion Hall at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds near Eads was a New Deal project built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1937–38. The hall is one of the best-preserved WPA buildings in Eads and remains an important site for community gatherings and entertainment. The Dust Bowl...

Burlington Gymnasium

Added by yongli on 02/02/2017 - 15:25, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 08:27
The Burlington Gymnasium was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938–41 and served as a gym, auditorium, and community center until 1999. Located on Senter Avenue between Ninth and Eleventh Streets, the two-story Art Deco facility was originally next to the Burlington High School...

Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo Grounds

Added by yongli on 06/28/2017 - 16:16, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:04
The Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo Grounds southwest of Buena Vista was built in 1940 using funds from the Works Progress Administration . The rodeo grew out of Buena Vista’s annual Head Lettuce Day celebration and gradually developed into a two-day event considered one of the top small-purse...

Hartman Gymnasium

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 15:37, last changed on 08/26/2017 - 15:02
The Hartman Gymnasium was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in about 1938–39 and quickly became an important center for athletic events and community gatherings. The school to which the gymnasium was originally attached was demolished in the early 1980s, leaving the two-story...

Holly City Hall

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 15:47, last changed on 08/26/2017 - 15:02
Located at the corner of East Cheyenne and South Third Streets, the Holly City Hall was built in 1938 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project designed to consolidate the town of Holly ’s administrative offices and departments. It never accomplished that goal, but the town fire and police...

Holly Gymnasium

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 16:03, last changed on 08/26/2017 - 15:02
The Holly Gymnasium was built in 1936–38 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. The two-story Modernist building is made of local Niobrara limestone and was the only gymnasium in Holly until a new school complex was constructed in 1965. Since then the gym has continued to be used for...

Hugo Municipal Pool

Added by yongli on 02/01/2017 - 11:03, last changed on 08/26/2017 - 15:28
Located at the corner of Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue in Hugo, the Hugo Municipal Pool was built in 1936–38 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project designed to provide employment and improve quality of life during the Great Depression . The pool’s bathhouse is notable for combining a...

Julesburg Public Library

Added by yongli on 10/31/2016 - 09:55, last changed on 08/26/2017 - 15:43
Located at the corner of East Fourth and Cedar Streets, the Julesburg Public Library was built in 1937, after the Julesburg Woman’s Club led a long-term effort to get a permanent library building for the community. Designed by Stanley Morse in the Art Moderne style, the library includes several...

La Junta City Park

Added by yongli on 11/10/2015 - 11:04, last changed on 08/26/2017 - 15:43
La Junta City Park is a prime example of a New Deal project on Colorado’s eastern plains. As a result of work carried out between 1933 and 1941, a poorly drained park became the city’s primary outdoor recreation space, complete with stone walls, benches, and buildings; a new lake; picnic shelters;...

New Deal in Colorado

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 13:44, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:06
As the United States entered the third year of a great economic depression triggered by the 1929 stock market crash, many Americans put their hope in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his pledge to give them a “new deal.” During his first term (1933–37), he pushed Congress to pass legislation...

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...

Wiley Rock Schoolhouse

Added by yongli on 08/25/2017 - 13:38, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 08:08
The Wiley Rock Schoolhouse, built by the Works Progress Administration in 1938, is located on Main Street in the Prowers County town of Wiley (603 Main Street in Wiley, Colorado). Originally built as an annex for the adjacent Wiley High School, Wiley Rock Schoolhouse is made of reused concrete...

Willow Creek Park

Added by yongli on 08/25/2017 - 13:58, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 08:08
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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