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Herbster in Bayfield County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

“The Gym”

 
 
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By Paul F, September 22, 2010
1. "The Gym" Marker
West side of two sided marker
Inscription. When the community sought funding for a new gymnasium and town hall, they looked to the Work Progress Administration, a depression-era program, which utilized local materials and labor to create jobs for unemployed workers. Architect Roland C. Buck of Superior designed the building in the Rustic Style, a style popular in the north woods because its log construction evoked nostalgia for pioneer and early logging history.

The Federal government granted approval for the project on May 13, 1939, and work was completed in the spring of 1940 at the cost of $30,000. The community has preserved “The Gym” for its continued use as a public gathering place and town hall. Today, the center is recognized as one of the most impressive WPA projects in northern Wisconsin and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2008 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 522.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 46° 49.876′ N, 91° 15.776′ W. Marker is in Herbster, Wisconsin, in Bayfield County. Marker is on Lenawee Road 0.1 miles south of Wisconsin Highway 13
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By Paul F, September 22, 2010
2. "The Gym" Marker
East side of two sided marker
, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Herbster WI 54844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. School Consolidation (approx. 7 miles away); Tragedy of The Siskiwit (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNotable Buildings
 
"The Gym" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 22, 2010
3. "The Gym" Marker
Entrance sign along Lenawee Road
"The Gym" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 22, 2010
4. "The Gym" Marker
"The Gym" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 22, 2010
5. "The Gym" Marker
Marker is just to the right of the flag pole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 755 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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