57920 County Rd.
State Register 3/12/1997, 5LN.211
The homestead evolved architecturally over a period from 1899 to 1916. The Martins homesteaded the land in 1899, and the fourth generation of the same family continues to work the farm. The property includes the original sod house and a large frame barn, both typical in design, materials, and workmanship for their place and period of construction. (1998 photograph.)
The 1926 World’s Wonder View Tower rose on Colorado’s eastern plains as a commercial and recreational center designed to profit from the needs of rail and highway travelers. Tourist facilities like the tower once dotted every major western highway. They now represent a rare and disappearing resource. (2000 photograph.)
617 3rd Ave.
State Register 3/12/1997, 5LN.100
The circa 1877 Hedlund House is part of the first homestead filing in the Hugo area. The house is a wood frame structure typical of its place and period of construction.
Hugo Municipal Pool
US Hwy. 287 and 6th Ave.
National Register 7/24/2008, 5LN.206
On September 2, 1935, the Town of Hugo submitted a Works Progress Administration project proposal for the construction of a “concrete swimming pool together with bathhouse, landscaping and grading and other necessary work to complete a City Park.” Actual construction began a year later. Work halted twice, once so the WPA crew could finish the Hugo gymnasium / auditorium project and again in July 1937 for the crew to mix and spread poison bait in the regional battle against grasshoppers. The still unfinished facility opened to the public on Saturday, June 18, 1938. The bathhouse is a good example of WPA Art Moderne design, typifying the modern styles that predominated projects in northeast Colorado. With walls constructed of adobe, the bathhouse mixes traditional construction techniques with modern design. The WPA used adobe construction on many projects as it was inexpensive, but labor intensive, fitting with the WPA’s unemployment relief mission by minimizing spending on materials and maximizing spending on labor. The property is associated with the New Deal Resources on Colorado’s Eastern Plains Multiple Property Submission. (2007 photograph.) More information (PDF, 1.99 MB).