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Lillian Peek Home Economics Building – Mineral Wells, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 48.628 W 098° 07.063
14S E 582596 N 3630619
Quick Description: The first free-standing house built for home economics education was constructed in Mineral Wells, Texas following site selection by state supervisor of home economics Lillian Peek in 1933.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2019 3:53:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM10F2B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
Views: 1

Long Description:
Living New Deal

"It was completed by federal labor using native stone, and was occupied by students in February 21, 1934.* The building style was “semi-Georgian” (Shubert, 2013) and included a foods laboratory (kitchen with 6 units), clothing laboratory (sewing machines), living and dining room (with rustic faux fireplace), terrace, bedroom, and bath room. The cottage cost $11,200 for construction with additional costs for furnishing.

* While sources cite the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) as the source of this labor, it was most likely the Civil Works Administration (CWA), which existed at the time of construction, that conducted the work."

Project type: Other

Date built or created: 1937

Location: Mineral Wells, TX Home Econommics Building

City: Mineral Wells

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: [Web Link]

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