Banneker Community Center Gymnasium – Bloomington IN

City:
Bloomington, IN

Site Type:
Education and Health, Gymnasiums

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

Completed:
1940

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The National Youth Administration built the Banneker Community Center Gymnasium in Bloomington IN. The gymnasium is now part of a Bloomington Parks and Recreation community center, in what was originally a segregated school, built in 1915, for African-American children.

Source notes

State historical marker in front of the building describes the gym as added in 1940. That date suggested New Deal programs. Commemorative plaque inside the former school credits the gymnasium to NYA.

Site originally submitted by Doug Logan on December 30, 2022.

Location Info


930 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404

Coordinates: 39.168905, -86.54501

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