Leadwood School Gymnasium/Auditorium – Leadwood MO

City:
Leadwood, MO

Site Type:
Education and Health, Schools

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

Completed:
1939

Designer:
Bonsack & Pearce

Quality of Information:
Moderate

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

This stately 2 story addition to the existing high school, dating to 1921, consists predominately of the gymnasium and auditorium. The front brick façade is accentuated by crenelations at the top of the front wall and the style of the concrete surrounding the entrance. A native rock wall is adjacent to the sidewalk in front of the building, potentially a WPA project. (The Daily Journal lists it as a WPA project, but local papers have been incorrect about this information in the past.)

Source notes

Patt Pratt, "West County looks to voters for new middle school," Daily Journal Online, December 23, 2013

Site originally submitted by Charles Swaney on July 19, 2015.

Location Info


1124 Main St.
Leadwood, Missouri 63653
St. Francois County

Coordinates: 37.860902, -90.591741

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One comment on “Leadwood School Gymnasium/Auditorium – Leadwood MO

  1. Peggy Spence

    I went here in 1974 we moved away my family is spence mom is oilly spence Dad Billy spence my name is Peggy spence I was a twin of Linda I am wanting to get my school year books my email is [email protected] please send me some information if you can

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  1. Peggy Spence

    I went here in 1974 we moved away my family is spence mom is oilly spence Dad Billy spence my name is Peggy spence I was a twin of Linda I am wanting to get my school year books my email is [email protected] please send me some information if you can

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