Bill Sapp Recreation Center – Lumberton NC

Originally constructed as the Lumberton City Armory-Auditorium, what is now the Bill Sapp Recreation Center was constructed by the federal Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.). Postcard: “The Lumberton City Armory-Auditorium is one of the most handsome and best equipped buildings of… read more

Blowing Rock School Gymnasium and Playground – Blowing Rock NC

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the stone gymnasium structure at Blowing Rock School. It was one of many educational facilities constructed by the WPA in Watauga County. The WPA also constructed a “well-planned” playground. The school facility has since… read more

Box Elder High School Gymnasium – Brigham City UT

“In Brigham City, the PWA sponsored another public building, the Box Elder High School Gymnasium. This was a more ambitious project, one of twenty Utah school gymnasiums built during the 1930s. Of red brick, the building cost $106,000. Its construction… read more

Centennial Building – Port St. Joe FL

Centennial Building - Port St. Joe, Florida

The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe FL. Past Use: Auditorium/Gymnasium. Present Use: Civic Center. The 1996 National Register documentation notes that the Centennial Building has been the site of centennial celebration of… read more

College of Charleston Student Activities Building/Gymnasium – Charleston SC

On 27 October 1937, the Radcliffe-King House was pulled down for the new College of Charleston Student Activities Building/Gymnasium building. The new building was funded by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, and was designed by Simons & Lapham, a… read more