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Mesquite in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

School and Gymnasium Block

 
 
School and Gymnasium Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
1. School and Gymnasium Block Marker
Inscription. Public Square, Circa 1894 Tent Chapel and School, circa 1899. When Mormon settlers came to Mesquite Flats in 1894, they designed the southeast corner of this block as the Public Square. It was a place where the community gathered for many events. At this site a tent was set up circa 1899 for use as a chapel and a school. It was 16' x 16' with no windows, no heat, a dirt floor, and only logs to sit on.

Block School, circa 1922. The Block School, so-named because it was made of cement block, had four classrooms and an auditorium. It stood on the southeast corner of the block until it was replaced with a new campus in the 1960s. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints rented the schoolhouse for meetings and gatherings for several years.

Gymnasium, circa 1938. This red brick gymnasium was built adjacent to the Block School and became the center of recreation for the community. The gymnasium was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It represents Italian Renaissance REvival style architecture. Construction of the gymnasium was funded through the federal Public Works Administration (WPA) program.
 
Erected 2003 by City of Mesquite. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Marker series. This
Marker on First North Street image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
2. Marker on First North Street
marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 36° 48.328′ N, 114° 4.027′ W. Marker is in Mesquite, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on First North Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 E First North, Mesquite NV 89027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John David Pulsipher Home (about 400 feet away); Charles Hardy Home (about 500 feet away); Tithing Lot (about 500 feet away); History of Mesquite (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mesquite.
 
Categories. Education
 
Gymnasium image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
3. Gymnasium
Gymnasium image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
4. Gymnasium
Marker is at far right in photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,315 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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