Central School Auditorium and Gymnasium – Monte Vista CO

Description

“A 1938 project supported by the school district, town leaders and a PWA grant resulted in a building used for school and sports functions as well as an auditorium for public gatherings. It is the largest auditorium in the San Luis Valley that continues to serve in the same capacity for which it was built. It is the only Monte Vista example of the work of prominent architect Charles E. Thomas incorporating Mission, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Romanesque elements. The PWA grant provided 45 percent of the building’s cost and WPA workers were involved in some aspects of the project.”

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http://www.historycolorado.org/oahp/rio-grande-county

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Location Info


612 First Ave.
Monte Vista, CO 81144

Coordinates: 37.580504, -106.150738

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