Hurricane Valley Museum – Hurricane UT

Description

What was the Hurricane Library/City Hall “was constructed in 1938-1940 as a Work Progress Administration (WPA) project. The WPA was one of several New Deal programs designed to stimulate economic recovery during the Great Depression while providing needed public services and facilities. Over 230 Public Works buildings were constructed in Utah approximately one half of them retain their architectural integrity. This building housed the city offices, library, police and Hurricane Canal Co. until the mid 1980s. The city then made it available to the Hurricane Valley Heritage Park Foundation to develop a museum. The structure is built chiefly of hand-hewn sandstone that was quarried by construction workers on the banks of Berry Springs about six miles west of Hurricane. The original estimated cost of construction was $22,300, but as the material cost was greatly reduced, the city was obligated to pay only $7,000.”

Source notes

http://heritage.utah.gov/apps/history/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=1665

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 23, 2016.

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Location Info


35 W State Street
Hurricane, UT 84737

Coordinates: 37.176503, -113.288819

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