American Legion Hall
Kiowa County Fairground, US Hwy. 287, Eads vicinity
National Register 12/11/2007, 5KW.87
The American Legion Hall represents the success of local residents and federal relief programs administered on Colorado’s eastern plains during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Providing much-needed employment in Kiowa County, local workers constructed the building between 1937 and 1938 under the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The hall is a rare surviving example of a simple, vernacular building built by the New Deal agency. The building exemplifies the efforts of the WPA to boost moral during the Depression through the construction of buildings that could be enjoyed by the entire community. The building provides a venue for community gatherings, dances, receptions, and other events, and is part of the entertainment and recreational activities during the annual Kiowa County Fair. (2006 photograph.) More information (PDF, 460 kb).
909 Maine St.
National Register 8/20/2013, 5KW.196
The 1952 Crow-Hightower House is significant architecturally for its representation of a circular plan Modern Movement/Novelty style dwelling. The style is reflected in the house’s circular plan, conical entrance turret, roof crenellations, contrasting blond and red brick, and innovative interior layout. The house is a relatively rare example of the round form employed in a mid-twentieth century dwelling.
Eads Community Church
110 E. 11th St.
National Register 8/20/2013, 5KW.170
Eads Community Church is significant architecturally as a good example of a Jacobean Revival-style ecclesiastical building reflecting the design efforts of two well-regarded architects (William Stickney of Pueblo, 1923, and John James Wallace of Colorado Springs, 1951). The church is also significant in the area of Social History as a building integral to the social life of Eads.
Eads School Gymnasium
W. 10th St. & Slater St.
National Register 8/20/2013, 5KW.168
The 1929 Eads School Gymnasium is significant in the areas of entertainment/recreation, education, and social history. The building housed physical education classes and school athletic teams, and also accommodated domestic science, music, and drama. The gymnasium provided a venue for a wide variety of community social and civic activities through 1963, the year the high school was constructed.
W. Lowell Ave. & S. Slater St., Eads vicinity
State Register 5/23/2013, 5KW.184
The circa-1915-1920 Jackson Barn is significant architecturally as a well-preserved example of an early twentieth century, three-bay, balloon frame horse barn. The barn is “modest, unassuming, and unpretentious”, making use of common regional forms and materials. It features a simple square design with gabled roof, walls with drop siding, sliding vertical board doors on the gable ends, a hay loft door, and pigeon holes. Although such barns were commonly found in Kiowa County during the early twentieth century, they are rare today. In 1937, the barn was moved to its current location for use in the Jackson Dairy operation that provided milk for Eads families.
State Register 5/14/1997, 5KW.56
This 1912 building, a local commercial center and gathering place, reflects the common practice of the repeated modernization of commercial buildings. A Depression-era remodeling stuccoed the original ornamental concrete block exterior walls. A 1950s facelift covered the stucco with an artificial stone cladding, a popular and durable mid-century material. (1999 photograph.)
Sand Creek Massacre Site (Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site)
Near junction of County. Rd. 54 and County Rd. W, Eads vicinity
National Register 9/28/2001, 5KW.28
The site is nationally important for its association with the November 29, 1864, Sand Creek Massacre. This event represents a major turning point in Indian-white relations on the western frontier during the last half of the 19th century. It had devastating effects upon Cheyenne and Arapaho familial and social structures and was a catalyst for years of ensuing U.S. Army-Indian warfare throughout the central plains. The site has yielded important information supporting, in broad terms, oral tradition and historical documentation, and it is likely to yield new information regarding U.S. military and American Indian conflicts. The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will officially open to the public on June 1, 2007. The park will be open on a limited schedule. Check with the National Park Service for days and times of operation. (1994 photograph.)