- Boone, NC
- Site Type:
- Civic Facilities, Education and Health, Parks and Recreation, Libraries, Auxiliary Civic Facilities, Landscaping and Tree Planting
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
- Site Survival:
The Watauga County Courthouse complex in Boone, North Carolina “includes a Works Projects Administration funded building as part of its annex.” The striking stone building “was completed in 1939 and housed the Watauga County Library from 1946 through 1997.”
The building is located at the southwest corner of Queen Street and North Water Street.
The News and Observer explained:
With county functions becoming greater, Watauga found itself with insufficient space in which to house the public health officer, the county agent, the home demonstration agent, the public welfare department, school superintendent and other governmental agencies. The new county native stone structure now provides adequate offices. A street-level basement in the rear, besides containing the heating plant, is so arranged to serve as a school-bus garage. This needed facility was built by 100 per cent relief labor.
The WPA also conducted landscaping work at the site.
https://www.courthouses.co/us-states/n/north-carolina/watauga-county/ (accessed Jun. 22, 2022)
"Boondoggling Boomerangs and Blesses," The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 04, 1939 (pg. 11): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/651562494/
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 22, 2022.
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