"The Gym” - Herbster, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 49.855 W 091° 15.744
15T E 632516 N 5187840
Quick Description: This historical marker tells about the gymnasium that was built by the WPA in 1939.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2013 3:17:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ8YK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 4

Long Description:
This historical marker tells about the gymnasium that was built by the WPA in 1939. The text reads:

When the community sought funding for a new gymnasium and town hall, they looked to the Work Progress Administration, a depression-era program, which utilized local materials and labor to create jobs for unemployed workers. Architect Roland C. Buck of Superior designed the building in the Rustic Style, a style popular in the north woods because its log construction evoked nostalgia for pioneer and early logging history.

The Federal government granted approval for the project on May 13, 1939, and work was completed in the spring of 1940 at the cost of $30,000. The community has preserved “The Gym” for its continued use as a public gathering place and town hall. Today, the center is recognized as one of the most impressive WPA projects in northern Wisconsin and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

Erected 2008 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 522.)
County: Bayfield

Location: Building

MarkerID: 522

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