Pueblo Zoo – Pueblo CO

Description

Multiple New Deal agencies collaborated in the development of the Pueblo Zoo, a component of the City Park complex. The stunning stone structures at the zoo (and throughout the park) are still in use.

“The two-and-one-half acre zoo contains an assortment of buildings and structures constructed between 1933 and 1940, utilizing native calcium sandstone quarried 25 miles west of Pueblo. The zoo exemplifies the trend toward exhibiting animals in more natural settings. The Pueblo Zoo was constructed during the Great Depression through the efforts of three New Deal agencies: the Public Works Administration; Civil Works Administration; and the Works Progress Administration.” [1]

Source notes

1. "The New Deal in Colorado, 1933-1942: Properties Listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the Colorado State Register," Colorado Historical Society, 2008.
www.historycolorado.org/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 1, 2016.

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Location Info


3455 Nuckolls Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005

Coordinates: 38.26083, -104.65629

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