Hunter Gymnasium

Hunter Gymnasium (HM15BS)

Location: Marfa, TX 79843 Presidio County
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N 30° 18.725', W 104° 1.57'

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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.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2010
HM NumberHM15BS
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Marker Number16579
Year Placed2010
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 593630 N 3353769
Decimal Degrees30.31208333, -104.02616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 18.725', W 104° 1.57'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 18' 43.50" N, 104° 1' 34.20" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-117 N Hill St, Marfa TX 79843, US
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