- Baldwin City, KS
- Site Type:
- Stadiums, Parks and Recreation
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
- Thomas Williamson
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
The Auditorium and Gymnasium is an addition to Baldwin High School built by the Works Progress Administration. Construction on the $72,000 project stopped in 1942 when WPA workers were pulled away to work on a site in Lawrence.
The gymnasium at Baker University was destroyed by fire in January 1943, leaving Baldwin City without a court for either its high school or college basketball teams. The community rallied and finished the high school gymnasium themselves in a couple of weeks.
The site was sold to a private party in 2014.
Site originally submitted by Barbara Pendleton on September 3, 2022.
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