Ritter ParkSource: City of Huntington
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.”
"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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