Gymnasium – Sitka AK

Description

Peter Kostrometinoff was the supervisor of construction for the new Sitka gymnasium and Ross Gridley was the state Public Works Administration (PWA) inspector engineer for project W1004. The community was awarded a $12,500 grant towards the $27,000 cost approved 10/20/1936. Construction began 2/25/1937 and was completed 9/2/1937 for a total cost of $29,179. Peterman Construction Company of Juneau won the contract for the new gymnasium with a bid of $28,200. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Sitka also received a loan of $14,850 toward the gymnasium, but that does not appear in the official PWA report. The current status and exact location of the gymnasium is unknown.

Source notes

Report No. 5. Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects. (Jan. 3, 1940). D.C. and Terr. District of Columbia thru Hawaii. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. 219.

Alaska Briefs. (Feb19, 1937). Petersburg Press, p. 2.

Alaskan Briefs. (Mar 12, 1937). Petersburg Press, p. 2.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 17, 2021.

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Location Info


Sitka, Alaska 99835

Coordinates: 57.0525, -135.3376

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