Mesa Historical Museum Annex (old Lehi School Auditorium) – Mesa AZ

Description

The structure originally built as the Lehi School Auditorium in northern Mesa, Arizona was constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1936. Located on the east side of N Horne south of Lehi Rd., the building is now part of the Mesa Historical Museum Annex complex.

Waymarking.com: “In 1936, a WPA project added an auditorium to the Lehi School on Horne and East Lehi Road. It was so well built that it was designated as the community bomb shelter during the cold war. Further, when the building was no longer needed, due to its sturdy construction, it would have been too costly to tear it down. For this reason the school and auditorium are now home to the Mesa Historical Museum [Annex].”

Source notes

National Archives, RG 69 Records of the Work Projects Administration, “Information Service (Primary) File, 1936-1942”

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMAYZH_Lehi_School_Auditorium_Mesa_AZ

Personal visit by Evan Kalish, May 2018

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on May 21, 2013.
Additional contributions by Evan Kalish.

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Location Info


N Horne and Lehi Rd.
Mesa, AZ

Coordinates: 33.457913, -111.813030

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