Iowa Tribe Community Building – White Cloud KS

City:
White Cloud, KS

Site Type:
Community Centers, Education and Health, Civic Facilities, Museums

New Deal Agencies:
Indian Emergency Conservation Work (CCC-ID), Work Relief Programs

Started:
1940

Completed:
1940

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

This historic Iowa Tribe Community Building was constructed in 1940 as a New Deal project. It is “one of the only extant resources built by the Civilian Conservation Corps – Indian Division in Kansas.”

NRHP nomination form: “The Iowa Tribe Community Building … is located in northeast Brown County on the reservation of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. … The one-and-a-half-story limestone building exhibits elements of the Rustic and Colonial Revival architectural styles, which were popular during the New Deal era. It was constructed as part of a project of the Civilian Conservation Corps – Indian Division (CCC-ID), a subset of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), to serve as a community center. The building is currently used as the tribe’s museum and culture center, Baxoje Wosgaci (Ioway Traditions-Lodge).”

Source notes

National Register of Historic Places nomination form: https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/2ff66d5a-1c91-422a-8c27-5cbcce8d2f32 (accessed Aug. 6, 2023)

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 6, 2023.

Location Info


2340 330th Rd.
White Cloud, KS 66094

Coordinates: 39.987396, -95.370224

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