Centerview School – Prague (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Prague, Oklahoma 040, Pottawatomie County 125; NE 1/4, Sec. 16, T 11 N,R 6E  County: Pottawatomie
Started:   Completed:  1936

Current Usage:

Description:

The old Centerview School is a single-story, five-room, rectangular (93′ x 56′) structure constructed of brick. The flat roof has parapets with a brick cap. The front entry is recessed behind an arch of cut limestone and framed by two pilasters and a stepped roof line cornice. The pilasters and the cornice are highlighted by limestone insets. End doors are also recessed behind brick arches that have decorative limestone insets. The window openings have continuous brick sills that wrap around the entire building. Wood insets in the windows have not compromised the architectural integrity of the building.
The schoolhouse served the Centerview community for many years. It is significant that construction of the building provided jobs for men without any other source of income. Although these workers were not highly paid or skilled, their workmanship was superb. It is to their credit that they were able to erect the Centerview School in such a way that within the community it is notable architecturally for its type, sty le, scale and workmanship.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go three and one-half miles south of Prague on paved road to school site, it occupying property that begins in the NE corner of Sec. 16, T 11 N, R 6 E, and runs 208 feet west, 300 feet south, 208 feet east, and 300 feet north.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Pottawatomie County – Centerview School

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