Wyoming Life Resource Center Buildings – Lander WY

Description

The federal Public Works Administration helped to finance the construction of three buildings at the Wyoming State Training School in Lander, Wyoming during the 1930s. A new addition was constructed for the girls’ dormitory; a new boys’ dormitory was built; and a new kitchen building was constructed as well.

The facility now serves as the [senior] Life Resource Center, “a residential facility for physically and mentally disabled people” (Wikipedia).

The Public Works funds, PWA Docked No. WY 6300, consisted of a $192,200 loan and a $78,146 grant ($270,346 of total assistance). The project cost $311,816 to complete. Construction began July 1935 and was completed June 1936.

The fate of the PWA-constructed structures is unknown to Living New Deal at this time.

Source notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lander,_Wyoming

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 8.

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 157.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 7, 2014.

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Location Info


8204 Wyoming 789
Lander, WY 82520

Coordinates: 42.843099, -108.710374

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