Archer School Gymnasium – Archer FL

City:
Archer, FL

Site Type:
Gymnasiums, Education and Health, Schools

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Started:
1936

Quality of Information:
Good

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Archer School Gymnasium was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) with funding from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, as part of the New Deal Project 1189. The building was restored (with ADA updates) beginning with fundraising efforts in 2003. Construction commenced in 2007 and completed in 2011, and the building dedicated. It now serves as a multi-purpose center for the City of Archer. The condition of the Gymnasium Building is excellent; however the school was demolished in 1972. (New Deal Project 1189 also remodeled the auditorium of the school into classrooms.)

Source notes

(https://www.gainesville.com/news/20180418/archer-community-center-to-get-historic-marker), accessed April 19, 2018.

The restoration project for the gymnasium and the submission documents for the State Historical Marker were based on local records of the School Board.

 

Site originally submitted by Kathleen Walston Pagan on April 19, 2018.

Location Info


16671 SW 137 Avenue
Archer, FL 32618

Coordinates: 29.5275463, -82.5198421

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