Community Building – Grand Canyon Village AZ

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) conducted extensive development work at Grand Canyon Village, including construction of the Community Building, with funds from the Public Works Administration (PWA) and under the direction of the National Park Service (NPS).

The NPS CCC Walking Tour says this: “The two-story wooden building just to the west of the corral [along Village Loop Drive] is the Community Building. The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Community Building, while the CCC and the National Park Service provided the labor. Begun in 1934 and completed in 1935, it replaced a structure in another location that had burned the year before. Over the years the Community Building has housed a public library, hosted plays and community meetings, and offered movies.”

The building was dedicated in memory of Del E. Webb, and was rehabilitated in 1996.

Source notes

CCC Walking Tour:
"The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Legacy Preserved at Grand Canyon Village," by the National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/CCC-Walking-Tour-GRCA.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 28, 2022.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

Coordinates: 36.054674, -112.141734

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