Hugo in Lincoln County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Hugo Municipal Pool
Works Progress Administration
the cooperation of
Federal, State and
by Works Progress
Dedicated to the
of human lives
A record of
Erected 1938 by Works Progress Administration.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 39° 7.998′ N, 103° 27.952′ W. Marker is in Hugo, Colorado, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street (U.S. 287) and 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just right of the main entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Hugo CO 80821, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hugo Country (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Lincoln County (about 400 feet away); Arriba Country (approx. 14.6 miles away).
Regarding Hugo Municipal Pool. National Register of Historic Places (2008)
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1. Hugo Municipal Pool.
The Hugo Municipal Pool was built in 1936–38 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project designed to provide employment and improve quality of life during the Great Depression. As in the rest of eastern Colorado, the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl caused tremendous hardship in Hugo. New Deal programs like the WPA helped soften the blow by providing employment opportunities and building public amenities. The pool and bathhouse were designed by district WPA engineer Lloyd E. Heggenberger. The bathhouse, like Heggenberger’s other projects, had a modernist design. In this case the style was WPA Art Moderne, with a flat roof, rounded corners, and horizontal bands of windows that curved around the corners. Despite the modern design, the building used a traditional construction method—adobe blocks—in order to minimize the cost of materials and maximize the money spent on labor. The community continues to use the pool every summer. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Works Progress Administration.
Works Progress Administration (WPA), also called (1939–43) Work Projects Administration, was a work program for the unemployed that was created in 1935 under U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. During its eight-year existence, the WPA put some 8.5 million people (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Government • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.