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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 30° 18.725′ N, 104° 1.57′ W. Marker is in Marfa, Texas, in 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. Touch for map. Marker is on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Marfa TX 79843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
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By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
2. Hunter Gymnasium Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Paisano Hotel (approx. mile away); Presidio County Courthouse (approx. mile 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. 0.7 miles away); James Buchanan Gillett (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Edward Russell (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marfa.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 36 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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