Ritter Park – Huntington WV

Description

Ritter Park is a historic park founded in 1913. The Works Progress Administration carried out improvement work in the 1930s.

The National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form for Ritter Park notes that Gus Wofford, a landscape architect who worked for the Board of Park Commissioners, is “credited with the park’s two arched stone gates at the 10th Street entrance, a formal flower garden near 12th Street, footbridges crossing Four Pole Creek and related streams, tennis courts, a greenhouse, and picnic facilities. Much of this work appears to have been accomplished through the support of the federal government in the 1930s. The Works Progress Administration constructed Ritter Park’s roads and is said to have built the stonework which outlines part of the park and several of its features.”

Source notes

"Ritter Park," https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/89
"Ritter Park Historia District" National Register of Historic Places Nomination http://services.wvgis.wvu.edu/SHPOdocs/PDFs/NationalRegister/90001774.pdf

Project originally submitted by Ernest Everett Blevins on October 18, 2017.

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Location Info


Ritter Park
Huntington, West Virginia

Location notes: 13th Avenue from 8th to 12th Streets and the 1300 block of 8th and 12th Streets, 1400 block 12th Street of 8th Street Road (McCoy Road) in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia

Coordinates: 38.407945, -82.438332

One comment on “Ritter Park – Huntington WV

  1. I love the Ritter Park I go there every now and then but I love it and now matter how many times I play on everything I still don’t get bored and I hope I will never get bored.

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