Cobb School – Durant (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Durant, Oklahoma 040, Bryan County O 13; Sec. 31, T 5 S, R 9 E County:  Bryan
Started:   Completed:  1940

Current Usage:

Description:

An eight-room building, the Cobb School is a single story, rectangular (55′ x 150′) structure constructed of red brick. The roof is flat with capped parapets; double-door side entryways have concrete porches; the front doors, centrally placed, are recessed. The metal windows are grouped by threes.
As a rural WPA school building, the structure is notable because of its brick construction materials and size (scale). To the community it is unique architecturally in its faint allusion stylistically to art deco, in its type, even in its materials, and in character of workmanship. That construction of the building afforded work opportunities and some economic security to laborers long on relief also makes it important.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: The property is located eight miles north of Durant on state highway No. 78, and begins at a point 12.44 chains south and 2.58 chairs east of the NW corner of Sec. 31, T 5 S, R 9 E, and runs east 4.00 chains, north 2.50 chains, west 4.00 chains, and south 2.50 chains.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Bryan County – Cobb School

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