MHS'S NEW GYM BUILT IN 1939
The Minden High School gym shortly after completion in the late spring of 1939.
Here is a description of the gym from the Webster Review and Signal Tribune of Tuesday, September 5, 1939. One of the most outstanding acquisitions of the schools was the gymnasium. Minden voted for a $70,000 bond issue last year for school improvements and with the aid of a Federal PWA grant built this handsome brick gymnasium at a cost of $127,217, and a modern 20 by 60 tile-trimmed swimming pool. The new gym will be opened to the students for the first time this term and has a capacity of 400 students who will take regular courses in physical education and swimming.
I'd wondered how many public schools had "indoor" heated swimming pools...& how Minden was chosen.. Was it because of the bond & federal grant? Perhaps other schools didn't want to vote to spend their monies on a bond..?
Recalled reading in the S'port Times awhile back about a swimming pool at Byrd Hi. But it was filled in & covered because of a drowning..
LEVERNE LANGHELD KIDD, CLASS OF 57