Amistad Gymnasium

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Amistad Gymnasium
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Amistad Gymnasium
Amistad Gymnasium is located in New Mexico
Amistad Gymnasium
Location 0.5 mi. E of NM 402, Amistad, New Mexico
Coordinates 35°55′12″N 103°9′13″W / 35.92000°N 103.15361°W / 35.92000; -103.15361Coordinates: 35°55′12″N 103°9′13″W / 35.92000°N 103.15361°W / 35.92000; -103.15361
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1937 (1937)
Built by WPA
Architect J. R. Islar
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
MPS New Deal in New Mexico MPS
NRHP Reference # 96000264[1]
NMSRCP # 1622
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 15, 1996
Designated NMSRCP January 26, 1996

The Amistad Gymnasium is a historic gymnasium located in Amistad, New Mexico. The gymnasium was proposed in 1935 by the Works Progress Administration; construction was completed in 1937. The WPA built many gymnasiums in rural New Mexico during the Great Depression, as these projects provided jobs and a community meeting place to residents. The gymnasium in Amistad was no different, as it created roughly 50 construction jobs and hosted community dances, gatherings, and sporting events. The building has a Pueblo Revival style design with Art Deco influences, reflecting the WPA's tradition of incorporating local styles into modern designs. Two Zia suns on the front of the building denote its year of completion.[2]

The gymnasium was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Kammer, David (September 30, 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Amistad Gymnasium" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved October 23, 2014.  Accompanied by photos.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.