Lincoln School Addition – Laramie WY

Description

An addition to Lincoln School in Laramie, Wyoming was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project during the Great Depression.

“In 1936 Public Works Administration (PWA) funding became available for school expansion. William Dubois of Cheyenne was hired as architect for the addition, assisted by F.W. “Fred” Ambrose, who had worked for Hitchcock. Work was completed in 1939, with two new classrooms, a gymnasium, cafeteria and a small performance area. The addition’s style followed the original. A further addition, designed by the sons of Wilbur Hitchcock, W. Eliot and Clinton, added more classrooms.” (Wikipedia, from NHRP form)

PWA Docket No. WY [X]1080

Source notes

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_School_(Laramie,_Wyoming)
http://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/03001252.pdf

"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. 121, .pdf pg. 123)

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

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Location Info


209 S. Cedar St.
Laramie, WY 82072

Coordinates: 41.311952, -105.600558

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