Roosevelt School (Casper, Wyoming)

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Roosevelt School
Roosevelt School (Casper, Wyoming) is located in Wyoming
Roosevelt School (Casper, Wyoming)
Roosevelt School (Casper, Wyoming) is located in USA
Roosevelt School (Casper, Wyoming)
Location 140 E. K St., Casper, Wyoming
Coordinates 42°51′59″N 106°19′25″W / 42.86639°N 106.32361°W / 42.86639; -106.32361Coordinates: 42°51′59″N 106°19′25″W / 42.86639°N 106.32361°W / 42.86639; -106.32361
Area less than one acre
Built 1922
Architect Garbutt, Weidner, and Sweeney
MPS Buildings Designed by Garbutt, Weidner, and Sweeney in Casper MPS
NRHP Reference # 96001633[1]
Added to NRHP January 30, 1997

The Roosevelt School in Casper, Wyoming, originally named North Casper School, was designed by leading Wyoming architectural firm Garbutt, Weidner, and Sweeney in 1921 and was built in 1922. Need for the school followed from a post-World War I boom in Casper's economy and population, connected to a boom in the petroleum industry there. The school served as a neighborhood center in an otherwise-neglected area of the town.[2]

The North Casper area was across railroad tracks from the rest of Casper, and was fast-growing. In the words of Vivian Dwyer, principal of the school, it was "a district of small homes, meager means, and large families." Schooling was not available to all.[3]

In 1921 an expansion of the existing school was planned, but instead a new building was designed and built. Only one wing of six classrooms was finished in a timely fashion, due perhaps to a union-related work stoppage.[3]

The school was named for Theodore Roosevelt.[3]

It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Roosevelt School (North Casper School)". Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved July 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c Michael Cassity (July 30, 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Roosevelt School / North Casper School" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved July 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help) with photos

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