- Laramie, WY
- Site Type:
- Amphitheaters and Bandshells, Parks and Recreation
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
- Site Survival:
“Residents of Laramie are probably familiar with the large concrete semi-dome that anchors the southwest corner of Washington Park. The Edgar J. Lewis bandshell has become a staple in the community as Laramie’s only public outdoor stage. It is a memorial, in a way, to University of Wyoming music professor Edgar J. Lewis for whom the bandshell is named. It was renamed in the 1980s to honor the professor. The concrete structure is also a memorial to events that affected the entire nation for over a decade. The Edgar J. Lewis Bandshell was a Works Progress Administration project that was completed in 1940.”
https://www.historicwyoming.org/historicplacesblog/edgarjlewisbandshell (accessed May 2017)
WPA plaque on bandshell
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 15, 2017.
Additional contributions by Aubrey Edwards.
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