The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided financial support for the revamping of the “power plant and heating systems” of what was then known as Appalachian State Teachers College in Boone, North Carolina. The PWA provided a grant of $14,178 for the project, whose total cost was $33,860. Work occurred between Dec. 1937 and Jun. 1938. Per The Charlotte Observer, the contract for the work was awarded to Bagwell Plumbing and Heating of Durham.
Living New Deal believes the (most likely-demolished) facility to be located at the south end of campus, on University Drive, by what is now the site of the current Steam Plant.
PWA Docket No. N.C. [W]1274
Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 109.
"Contract Let to Install A.S.T.C. Heating Plant," The Charlotte Observer, Dec. 8, 1937 (page 11). https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/617459403/
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 21, 2022.
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