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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Hunter Gymnasium
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.36 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-Oct-18 10:44
Date modified16-Oct-18 10:44
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)36 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure1/60 at f/8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Hunter Gymnasium

Hunter Gymnasium

Presidio County, Texas
30 18.719' N 104 01.585' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Gonzales Street. The building is on the northeast corner of the intersection.

Text: 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.