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Marfa in Presidio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hunter Gymnasium

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
1. Hunter Gymnasium Marker
Inscription.  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

 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16579.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list.
 
Location. 30° 18.725′ N, 104° 1.57′ W. Marker is in Marfa, Texas, in
Hunter Gymnasium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
2. Hunter Gymnasium Marker
Presidio County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hill Street and West Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling north on North Hill Street. Marker is on the northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marfa TX 79843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Paisano Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Presidio County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Humphris-Humphreys House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blackwell School (approx. half a mile away); Fort D.A. Russell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Building 98, Fort D. A. Russell (approx. ¾ mile away); James Buchanan Gillett (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marfa.
 
Hunter Gymnasium image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
3. Hunter Gymnasium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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