Entrance to City Hall - Laramie WY
Laramie, Wyoming’s city hall was constructed with the aid of the federal Public Works Administration (PWA) during the Great Depression. The PWA contributed a $64,575 grant toward the $130,752 total final cost of the project. Construction occurred between December 1938 and November 1939 (although the date over the entrance says 1938).
The handsome building was built in Art Deco/Moderne style, popular at the time, and is distinctive in its use of yellow bricks. It has an elegant entrance and detailing in white stone (marble?). It has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The building is still in use today for city offices, courts, and council chambers. There is a matching fire station behind the city hall, but we need further confirmation that this was part of the original New Deal project.
|Federal Cost||Local Cost||Total Cost||Project #'s|
|$64,575||$130,752||PWA Docket No. WY [X]1081|
National Archives: 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 157.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 9, 2014.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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