Blanchard Gym/Auditorium – Blanchard

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Address:  5th and Harrison Streets, Blanchard, Oklahoma 040, McClain County 087 County:  McClain
Started:   Completed:  1941

Current Usage:

Description:

A single story structure with high ceilings, the Blanchard gym is rectangular (101′ X 91 ‘) and is constructed with red brick. The roof is arched with parapets. Substantial additions have been made to either end of the structure and window openings have been filled with inserts. These additions have greatly impaired the architectural integrity of the structure and make it unsuitable for nomination to the National Register of Historic placô€€…s.
SIGNIFICANCE: 1941; architect/builder: unknown
As a WPA gumnasium, the Blanchard facility is unique because of its red brick construction and its larger than usual dimensions.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Lots 1-5, Block 53, Blanchard original plat

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties McClain County – Blanchard Gym/Auditorium

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