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Akron Gymnasium

Added by yongli on 11/03/2015 - 11:00, last changed on 07/20/2017 - 12:51
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 07/20/2017 - 12:58
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...

La Junta City Park

Added by yongli on 11/10/2015 - 11:04, last changed on 05/24/2017 - 14:09
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 07/20/2017 - 13:36
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...
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