Details for Longview Community Center (Atlas Number 5183009978)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5183009978

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Marker Number 9978
Atlas Number 5183009978
Marker Title Longview Community Center
Index Entry Longview Community Center
Address 500 E. Whaley St.
City Longview
County Gregg
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 338115
UTM Northing 3597357
Subject Codes buildings; women, women's history topics; women's clubs
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Soon aster organizing in 1934 Longview's federation of Women's Clubs began raising funds for a community center. The Federation produced matching funds for an appropriation of the Gregg County commissioners court to build this structure in 1940. It houses an auditorium, foyer, kitchen, two dining rooms, and a drawing room. It is an excellent example of the moderne style and features vertically banded windows with circular accents and a simplified cornice and entablature. The site of numerous activities, the center continues to provide space for important community functions. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1994