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Old Knox Central High School Gym being built

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A lover of beauty

Corbin, KY

#1 Oct 7, 2008
This is the old Knox Central High School Gym
Truth

Barbourville, KY

#2 Oct 8, 2008
Since that is a B/W photo, can I assume that it is taken during the original construction. If so, that's awesome. Thanks for posting it.

Have you seen it since it's restoration? Absolutely beautiful.
Truth

Barbourville, KY

#3 Oct 8, 2008
I'm sorry, I should have clicked on it to full size before I commented. It was taken during the original construction. Note the old car in the photo. Imagine the stonework at the top of that chimney!
A lover of beauty

Corbin, KY

#4 Oct 8, 2008
I also posted a PHOTO on the Dewitt,KY forum. I was looking at those ladders?? Truth, do you know anything about the WPA program that worked on all the buildings back then?
Truth

Barbourville, KY

#5 Oct 8, 2008
A lover of beauty wrote:
I also posted a PHOTO on the Dewitt,KY forum. I was looking at those ladders?? Truth, do you know anything about the WPA program that worked on all the buildings back then?
Only that it was a public works program designed to provide jobs during the depression era. Basically, the goverment figured that since they were going to handing out checks anyway, why not improve the nation's infrastructure? They started massive construction projects that built schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, parks, and government buildings. Instead of welfare, people were given jobs. The money they made was spent on food, clothing, cars, homes, etc, thus stimulating the economy and bringing the country out of the depression. WPA stood for Works Progress Administration.

Wouldn't this be a great idea today? Don't you think that many would rather have a job rather than just sit at home collecting a check and spending it on pills to help them get over the feelings of worthlessness and boredom?

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