Sandstone School Addition – Sandstone MN

Description

Sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the auditorium / gymnasium addition to the Sandstone School constructed in 1936 was accomplished as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project. The PWA provided a grant of $24,966 for the project, whose total cost was $129,701.

NRHP, re the addition: “It is a two story wing with a flat roof and constructed of a similar Kettle River Sandstone. The front entrance to this section is in the form of a semi-circular arch, complementary to the two entries to the original building. This addition houses an auditorium.”

“Throughout its history, the school served as both an educational facility and a community center: these functions promoted the construction of the auditorium addition during the WPA era.”

PWA Docket No. Minn. [W]1072

Source notes

Source: National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 132.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 28, 2018.

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Location Info


Commercial Ave.
Sandstone, MN

Location notes: School is on east side of road; addition is on south side of building, just off 5th Ave.

Coordinates: 46.132400, -92.864018

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