- Plainview, NE
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Amphitheaters and Bandshells
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
- Elbert B. Watson
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
The Plainview Band Shell was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Plainview NE.
According to the Architectural Foundation of Nebraska, “The land for the park in which the band shell would be located was purchased in 1935 by the city of Plainview, which used WPA labor to level and grade the land the following year. Norfolk architect Elbert B. Watson received WPA funds in 1938 to design the band shell, and work began in June 1939. Due to other WPA projects taking place in the park, the shell’s construction wasn’t hurried; in fact, in July 1941 – 25 months after it was started – the band shell still wasn’t complete.”
Site originally submitted by Barbara Friedrich on September 5, 2022.
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