Hammond Civic Center
"This structure stands in a 37-acre tract of land which includes a park, a high-school site, fields for baseball, football, and tennis, and extensive automobile parking space.
The building contains a gymnasium-auditorium with 3,156 permanent balcony seats and 2,200 additional removable seats, Boy and Girl Scout headquarters, camera clubs, practice rooms for drama, offices for the recreational director, and a complete lay-out for exercise and minor sports, including a swimming pool.
It is fireproof throughout, faced with brick, trimmed with limestone. Its volume is 2,250,000 cubic feet. It was completed in May 1938 at a construction cost of $448,237 and a project cost of $476,446."
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C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).
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