Details for Hunter Gymnasium

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016579


Marker Number 16579
Atlas Number 5507016579
Marker Title Hunter Gymnasium
Index Entry Hunter Gymnasium
City Marfa
County Presidio
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 593622
UTM Northing 3353765
Subject Codes educational topics; educational buildings; sports topics; federal programs
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Northeast corner of Lincoln St. and Gonzales (formly known as N. Hill St.)
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text In 1940, Marfa received a Works Progress Administration (WPA) grant of more than $15,000 to help build a new gymnasium named to honor athletic director Boren Hunter. The modified rectangular plan building features plastered adobe infill walls, a rare earthen material in buildings of this type. Other elements include concrete for pilasters and a continuous perimeter footing, and steel for open web roof trusses. A projecting entry steps down to the athletic court. The facility has been used for numerous school and community activities, figuring prominently into the lives of generations of students and citizens.

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