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Wyoming legislators propose naming new building in Casper after John Wold

Top Left: rendering of the new state office building being constructed in Casper (Stateline No. 7 Architects) Bottom left: Workers sitting on beams at the site of the new state office building. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City) Right: Former U.S. Rep. John Wold (U.S. Government Printing Office)

CASPER, Wyo. — The new state office building being constructed in Casper may end up being named after Wyoming’s former U.S. Rep. John Wold.

Wold, who died Feb. 19, 2017, founded Wold Oil Properties in Casper in 1950. House Bill 132 proposes naming the new state office building as the “John Wold State Office Building.”

The building is being constructed at 444 West Collins Drive.

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Should the legislation be passed into law, the state building commission would be tasked with installing signage to identify the building as the “John Wold State Office Building.”

“This act shall supersede any other purported naming of the Casper state office building located at 444 West Collins Drive in Casper, Wyoming,” the proposed legislation states.

The building is anticipated to be complete by fall 2021. The new building will house several state agencies that are now spread around town, including in an aging building on Midwest and Center. It will eventually contain nearly 400 workers.

This article contains further details about the new state office building.

House Bill 132 is sponsored by the following legislators:

  • Representatives Burkhart, Harshman, Hunt, Kinner, MacGuire, Oakley, Sweeney, Walters, Washut, Western
  • Senators Landen, Perkins, Wasserburger
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)