- Little York, IN
- Site Type:
- Community Centers, Education and Health, Civic Facilities, Gymnasiums
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs, Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)
- Site Survival:
The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a community building and gymnasium in Little York, Indiana. The building, which is located at the southwest corner of N School Rd. and W Mill Rd., is now privately owned.
“The Little York community building provides an example of a structure built almost entirely of native timber. Work on the building was started under a Federal Emergency Relief Administration project which was responsible for the sawing of 34,000 feet of timber. The structure, which is 90 by 50 feet, contains a basketball floor, a stage, galleries and two small rooms. In addition to the WPA workers employed, on the project, approximately 30 local men contributed part time labor to the construction of the building.”
"WPA BUILDING TOWN CENTERS OVER INDIANA," The Times of Munster, Indiana, Nov. 20, 1936 (pg. 9): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/308413783/
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 7, 2023.
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