Blowing Rock School Gymnasium and Playground – Blowing Rock NC

Description

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 been largely demolished and replaced, though the WPA gymnasium still remains.

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://www.wataugademocrat.com/blowingrocket/community/blowing-rock-high-school-historical-marker-presented-on-town-s-birthday/article_97855b85-8d93-58b3-a934-74826535c03f.html

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

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Location Info


Sunset Drive and Greenway Ct
Blowing Rock, NC

Location notes: SE of the above intersection

Coordinates: 36.132528, -81.677002

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