Magdalena Gym (former) – Magdalena NM

Description

“This WPA building was erected in 1936 on the original site of the rock school building. The rock building was so sturdy that the workers were unable to tear down all the walls. It is said part of the original school building makes up the walls of the WPA gymnasium. This building had the only stage in town and was used for plays as well as many a graduating class ceremonies.”

-Magdalena Historic Walking Tour

Today, the gym is preserved and used by the local London Frontier Theatre Company.

Source notes

"Magdalena Historic Walking Tour," Magdalena Chamber of Commerce


"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.


http://www.londonfrontiertheatre.com/

Project originally submitted by Don Barrett on April 15, 2012.

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Location Info


502 Main Street
Magdalena, NM 87825

Location notes:

Coordinates: 34.111244, -107.240390

One comment on “Magdalena Gym (former) – Magdalena NM

  1. John W. Briggs

    The old Magdalena Gym is now the site of the Astronomical Lyceum, an informal museum, laboratory, library, and lecture hall dedicated to astronomy and owned by John W. Briggs, LLC. The correct address is 402 South Main Street, Magdalena. The facility serves as headquarters for the Magdalena Astronomical Society.

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