Sinclair Elementary SchoolNational Archives Record Group 135-SAR: Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939”; Box 23; Wyoming; Folder 1: Schools. Scanned and processed by Evan Kalish, July 2014.
Federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds enabled the construction of the elementary school in Sinclair, Wyoming during the 1930s. The school continues to function in that role today. PWA photos at the National Archives actually deem this project the Parco school, Parco being the old name for Sinclair. The original owner of this project was listed as being Sweetwater County School District #3, though Sinclair is actually in Carbon County.
C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown write about the PWA school: “The new building replaced a leased 4-room dilapidated wooden structure and two apartments rented for classrooms in an apartment building.
It provides eight classrooms and a centrally locate combination playroom-auditorium with clerestory windows.
The construction is semifireproof, the walls being brick and the roof wood covered with Spanish tile. The exterior walls are faced with two colors of brick, the darker shade being used for a base and trim around the entrance and certain windows.
It was completed in December 1936 at a construction cost of $46,722 and a project cost of $50,913.”
The project was PWA Docket No. WY 1018-R.
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C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).
National Archives Record Group 135-SAR:
Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939”;
Box 23; Wyoming; Folder 1: Schools.
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