Junior High School (former) – Lander WY

Description

A former junior high school building in Lander, Wyoming was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project during the Great Depression. The PWA supplied a $52,291 grant for the project, whose total cost was $119,527. Construction occurred between June 1936 and Feb. 1938.

Later known as the former Southside Elementary School, the exact location and status of the facility is unknown to Living New Deal.

PWA Docket No. WY 1019-R

Source notes

National Archives Record Group 135-SAR: Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939”; Box 23: Wyoming file; Folder 1: Schools.

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.

"Places of Learning: Historical Context of Schools in Wyoming," prepared for the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office Planning and Historic Context Development Program, Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources.
http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/pdf/WyomingSchoolsContext.pdf (pg. 120, .pdf pg. 122)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 17, 2017.

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Location Info


Lander, WY

Location notes: General location marker for Lander

Coordinates: 42.833, -108.730

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