Shorewood RiveClub (Hubbbard Park Community Lodge), Shorewood, WI
The Works Progress Administration built the Shorewood River Club in Shorewood WI. It was originally built to hold community events, and today it serves the same function.
WPA crews also graded the land, built pathways and a spring-fed pool and fountain.
According to one history, “Hubbard Park saw a lull in activity until the 1930s when Shorewood secured about $2,650,000 for public works projects in the village, primarily through the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) intended to work the country out of depression.”
“This is when Hubbard Park Lodge was built, as a cabin for boy and girl scouts. There was also a community lodge, pavilion and warming house for ice-skating.”
The Shorewood River Club was originally called the Hubbard Park Community Lodge. It, too, was built in 1936 by the WPA. It has always been used for community events. In 2004, it housed a political forum. It is also rented out for various events.
Wisconsin Historical Society: https://wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Property/HI79210
Milwaukee County Historical Society: https://milwaukeehistory.net/education/county-landmarks/shorewood/
Project originally submitted by David Riemer on November 13, 2022.
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