James E. Roberts Memorial Building – Connersville IN

City:
Connersville, IN

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

New Deal Agencies:
Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a community building and gymnasium, now known as the James E. Roberts Memorial Building, in Connersville, Indiana.

“At Roberts Park in Connersville, a brick community house 120×50 feet is practically completed. The structure is part of a general program of park improvement being carried on in that city.”

Source notes

"WPA BUILDING TOWN CENTERS OVER INDIANA," The Times of Munster, Indiana, Nov. 20, 1936 (pg. 9): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/308413783/

https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=152022 (accessed Aug. 2023)

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 7, 2023.

Location Info


Roberts Park
Connersville, IN

Coordinates: 39.670432, -85.124788

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