Appalachian State University: Founders Hall (old Hospital) – Boone NC

Description

During the Great Depression the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and Work Projects Administration (WPA) helped to develop and complete the old Watauga County Hospital, whose construction had begun at the beginning of the 1930s. The building is now known as Founders Hall at Appalachian State University.

Source notes

"Boondoggling Boomerangs and Blesses," The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 04, 1939 (pg. 11): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/651562494/

https://collections.library.appstate.edu/collections/university-archives-records-management-services/timelines

Emergency Relief in North Carolina. A Record of the Development and the Activities of the North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration, 1932-1935. North Carolina Emergency Relief Commission, State administrator, Mrs. Thomas O'Berry (pg. 532): https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/emergencyrelief/emergencyrelief.html (accessed Jun. 22, 2022)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 22, 2022.

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Location Info


150 University Dr.
Boone, NC 28607

Coordinates: 36.212887, -81.676848

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