Beaverhead County High School – Dillon MT

City:
Dillon, MT

Site Type:
Education and Health, Schools

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA), Federal Works Agency (FWA)

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funding for a new high school for Beaverhead County schools in Dillon, Montana, constructed in 1939. The PWA had become a part of the new Federal Works Agency that year..

The design of the two-story school is a very striking Moderne, painted in a desert beige with white bas-relief columns. The entrance portions for the classrooms and the auditorium project outward slightly, while the doorways are recessed. There are glass-block windows over the auditorium entrance.

The school is still in use.

Source notes

PWA plaque inside entrance

Date on side of main entrance

Site originally submitted by Joan Greer on October 7, 2023.

Location Info


104 North Pacific St.
Dillon, MT 59725

Coordinates: 45.21664, -112.633215

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