The Laramie Plains Civic Center, Present Day.

The Eastside School, Circa 1880.

The LPCC's Iconic Emblem

History

The historic Laramie Plains Civic Center (LPCC) is an impressive building located in the heart of Laramie, Wyoming. The LPCC is the oldest school building in the state, originally built as the East Side School in 1878. In addition, the LPCC was also the first stone building in the Wyoming Territory. Following the original construction, the building had two major additions completed in 1928 and 1939. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since March 17, 1981. 

 

The LPCC began making significant contributions to the city of Laramie from its inception. The largest contribution of the building was made through educating the community's youth for 100 years until 1979, as well as providing a meeting place for the local members of the community. As a point of comparison, the LPCC has a longer history than the University of Wyoming, which was established in 1886. These historic pasts demonstrate that the LPCC is one of Laramie's irreplaceable treasures.

The LPCC has continued to grow and adapt to the needs of the Laramie community, striving to fulfill the role of education, recreation, retail, entertainment, and workplace. 

As part of the LPCC's long-term strategic business plan, the current administration has made restoration and improvement efforts a top priority. These projects include the clean-up and debris removal of the third and fourth floors, repainting, infrastructure updates, and much more. 

One such effort has been the Adopt-A-Window Campaign.  In June of 2011, Governor Matt Mead awarded the Laramie Plains Civic Center a Community Facilities Grant in the amount of $1 million from the State Loans and Investment Board and the Wyoming Business Council. This funding is the foundation for a large-scale renovation project to replace and refurbish the windows of the facility. It hasn't stopped there.  Currently, windows are being replaced throughout the building not just from the generosity of the Governor's Grant, but through sponsorships from the general public as well.  

With such a storied past and community ties, The Laramie Plains Civic Center has been honored to share its history with the community and create a foundation for an even brighter future.  Many community members have attended school, played sports, or shared lifelong memories here.  Now many individuals are choosing to give back to a venue that has given so much. 

Because of this, The Laramie Plains Civic Center Foundation developed the Adopt-A-Window Campaign.  The program allows community members to give back to one of Laramie's most historic landmarks.  The Adopt-A-Window Campaign welcomes donors of varying levels, making this an opportunity for any member of the community to take part in.  Donations are considered charitable in nature and will benefit The Laramie Plains Civic Center Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization (EIN # 90-0730751).

 

On December 19th, 2012, The Laramie Plains Civic Center began the installation process for the campaign.

 

The process requires three courses of action:

 
 

Interested in becoming a part of the Campaign?  Click HERE to download our Adopt-A-Window Campaign Brochure.

 

Adopt-A-Window Donations:

Donations are welcome at any level.  Depending on the level of the donation, it will fall into one of the following categories:

Freshmen: $1 - $499

Sophomore: $500 - $999

Junior: $1,000 - $2,999

Senior: $3,000 - $9,999

Corporate: $10,000+

 

 

If you would like to make a donation or learn more about the current efforts, please visit visit our offices. 

Check out our Facebook and Twitter for upcoming volunteer events. 

The Laramie Plains Civic Center is proud to host The Gryphon Theatre. The venue plays host to numerous events, ranging from local community productions and events to unmatched national and international touring productions and concerts.

The Theatre's unique history and charm add to it's iconic status as one of Wyoming's premier performance venues.

For information on The Gryphon, please click HERE.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  You're in luck!  Click HERE to download our sponsorship packet.

 

Interested in hosting an event at The Gryphon? Please fill out the form below.

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The LPCC houses two gymnasiums that give tenants, instructors, youth programs, and many more the space to provide recreational opportunities to members of the Laramie community. If you are interested in renting out either gym or would like more information, please contact us!

 

North Gym

The North Gym of the LPCC currently provides space to the Laramie community for recreational activities and is available for your next event or class. 

Current Activities:
Current facility users include Kempo Karate and Zumba.

Rental Rates & Availability:
Per hour: $35.00/hr $350/day
All requests must be accompanied by a rental request packet and can be emailed to office@lpccwy.org.

Please review the schedule below for rental availability.

A special event permit is required for any event with more than 50 people in attendance.

No alcohol on the premises without proper permits.

 

South Gym

Approximate Measurements:

Floor Space of Basketball Court/Main Level:

93.5' East - West (Wall to Wall).     86.5' North - South (From Start of Stored Bleacher on North & South Wall).

Wooden Bleachers (On Basketball Court/Main Level):

5 Groups of 14.5' Independent Blocks of Bleachers on Each Side (North & South).

Each Block Contains Approximately 11 Seats and has 8 Tiered Rows.

Concrete Bleachers (Balcony Level):

3 Groups of Bleachers on Each Side (North & South).  Each Group has 9 Tiered Rows.

North Side: Groups Contain Approximately the Following Number of Seats Per Row:  19 - 19 - 20

South Side: Groups Contain Approximately the Following Number of Seats Per Row: 17 - 18 - 17

The South Gym is a large facility that currently hosts intramural activities, recess opportunities, youth basketball, and open gym.


Current Activities:
Current facility users include RISE Sports and Zumba.

Rental Rates & Availability:
Per hour: $45.00/hr $450/day
All requests must be accompanied by a rental request packet and can be emailed to office@lpccwy.org.

Please review the schedule below for rental availability.

A special event permit is required for any event with more than 50 people in attendance.

No alcohol on the premises without proper permits.

LARAMIE PLAINS CIVIC CENTER

 

710 East Garfield Street, Ste. 110

Laramie, WY 82070

+1.307.745.8000 (Phone)

+1.307.460.2087 (Fax)

 

 

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