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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Sim Park Golf Course Tee Shelters

Picture of property 2020 W. Murdock Street
Wichita (Sedgwick County)
Listed in National Register Apr 16, 2008

Architect: Unknown/NYA
Category: other
Thematic Nomination: New Deal-era Resources of Kansas

The Sim Park Golf Course Tee Shelters are located in Sim Park, an approximate 181-acre tract situated in a bend on the west side of the Arkansas River between 13th and Central. Specifically, the shelters can be found on the 13th, 15th, and 18th tees of the Sim Park golf course. Before the onset of the Depression, the golf course, clubhouse, and Memorial Entrance to Sim Park had been completed. As the largest park in Wichita's system, Sim Park was the recipient of numerous New Deal planned projects during the 1930s. Their construction is attributed to the National Youth Administration; as such, they are the only recorded extant resources in Wichita built by this New Deal program, which was geared towards the youth of America during the Great Depression. The stone tee shelter structures show the influence of Rustic Park architecture in their design, as evidenced by their stone construction, buttressed base, and exposed rafters and beams.

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