"The Gym"

"The Gym" (HMOF9)

Location: Herbster, WI 54844 Bayfield County
Country: United States of America

N 46° 49.876', W 91° 15.776'

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When the community sought funding for a new gymnasium and town hall, they looked to the Work Progress Administration, a depression-era program, which utilized local materials and labor to create jobs for unemployed workers. Architect Roland C. Buck of Superior designed the building in the Rustic Style, a style popular in the north woods because its log construction evoked nostalgia for pioneer and early logging history.

The Federal government granted approval for the project on May 13, 1939, and work was completed in the spring of 1940 at the cost of $30,000. The community has preserved "The Gym" for its continued use as a public gathering place and town hall. Today, the center is recognized as one of the most impressive WPA projects in northern Wisconsin and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHMOF9
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
Marker Number522
Year Placed2008
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 632475 N 5187878
Decimal Degrees46.83126667, -91.26293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 49.876', W 91° 15.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 49' 52.56" N, 91° 15' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 86900-86904 Lenawee Rd, Herbster WI 54844, US
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