Avoca State Fish Hatchery Shelter House and Stone Works – Avoca IN

City:
Avoca, IN

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Shelters

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

Started:
1935

Completed:
1942

Description

Avoca State Fish Hatchery Shelter House and Stone WorksAvoca State Fish Hatchery Shelter House and Stone WorksNational Youth Administration (NYA) was stationed at Avoca State Fish Hatchery from 1935 until 1942. The improvements to Avoca State Fish Hatchery was one of the longest NYA projects undertaken in the state. The NYA built a shelter house with limestone walls and a limestone fireplace. Besides the shelter house, they constructed trails which were enhanced with a stone entrance, steps, overlook, and bridge.

Source notes

DNR Historic Site and Structures Inventory

Site originally submitted by Indiana DNR, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology on September 30, 2015.

Location Info


Avoca, IN 47420

Coordinates: 38.906838, -86.548903

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