Akron Gymnasium

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Akron Gymnasium
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Building in February, 2013
Akron Gymnasium is located in Colorado
Akron Gymnasium
Akron Gymnasium is located in the US
Akron Gymnasium
Location W. 4th St. & Custer Ave., Akron, Colorado
Coordinates 40°9′43″N 103°13′2″W / 40.16194°N 103.21722°W / 40.16194; -103.21722Coordinates: 40°9′43″N 103°13′2″W / 40.16194°N 103.21722°W / 40.16194; -103.21722
Area less than one acre
Built 1938-40
Built by Works Progress Administration
Architect Groves, Eugene
Architectural style Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements, WPA Modernist
MPS New Deal Resources on Colorado's Eastern Plains MPS
NRHP Reference # 07001397[1]
Added to NRHP January 16, 2008

The Akron Gymnasium, at W. 4th St. & Custer Ave. in Akron, Colorado, was built during 1938-40. It was designed by Eugene Groves and built by the Works Progress Administration. It has also been known as the Washington County High School Gymnasium. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

It was abandoned for many years, but was deemed significant for its association with the WPA and with the community of Akron, a small town of 1,400 population in 1940.[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Abbey Christman (May 1, 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Akron Gymnasium / Washington County High School Gymnasium / 5WN.198" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying 12 photos