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Property Name Bairoil Town Hall
Reference Number 15000858
State Wyoming
County Sweetwater
Town Bairoil
Street Address 505 Antelope Drive
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 11/30/2015
Areas of Significance Industry, Community Planning and Development
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000858.pdf
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The Bairoil Town Hall is locally significant under criterion A in the areas of industry and community development. The development of the highly productive gas and oil fields that surround the community of Bairoil began in the early 1900s and continues today. Originally a company town, everyone who lived in the area had some connection to the oil field and to this building. Every major company who had a part in the development of these wells utilized the old town hall building for their headquarters, general offices, and/or as a dorm for their workers. This is thought to be the last remaining building on its original location in Bairoil that dates to the early development of the surrounding oil and gas fields.

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