Harkins Hall – Uniontown KY

City:
Uniontown, KY

Site Type:
Education and Health, Gymnasiums

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

Started:
1937

Completed:
1938

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
No

Description

The Works Progress Administration built Harkins Hall in Uniontown KY in 1938. The building served as a Gymnasium/Community Hall. The  structure was built on a concrete base to withstand flooding after the town had experienced recurrent flooding events. 

Source notes

I am a native of Union County, KY, and knew this was a WPA-built site.

"New School Gym Being Built High," Evansville Courier. APR 24, 1938: 7.
https://www.newspapers.com/image/767978214/?terms=Uniontown%2C%20Kentucky%20WPA%20gym&match=1

"Uniontown Gym Will Cost $15,000," Evansville Courier. APR 16, 1937: 16.
https://www.newspapers.com/image/760202924/?terms=Uniontown%2C%20Kentucky%20WPA%20gym&match=1

Photograph
https://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7nvx05xv47_4401_1?q=Uniontown&f%5Bformat%5D%5B%5D=images&per_page=20

Site originally submitted by Patrick Thompson on April 29, 2024.

Location Info


401 Walnut Street
Uniontown, KY 42461
Union County

Coordinates: 37.77313, -87.93110

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