Community Building – Broken Bow

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Address:  North Main Street, Broken Bow, Oklahoma 040, McCurtain County 089 County:  McCurtain
Started:   Completed: 1938

Current Usage:

Description:

A multi-purpose facility, the Broken Bow Community Building is a single story, essentially rectangular (49′ x 23′, with a 19′ x 14′ appendage on the rear) structure constructed of uncut and uncoursed native stone. The composition shingle covered roof is composed of intersecting gables. The front entry is covered by a gabled porch supported by small shafts. Wood sash windows are placed singly between concrete sills and lintels.
The community building is significant because it is the only multi-purpose facility in Broken Bow. In addition to type, it is also architecturally important within the town in terms of WPA style and character of workmanship. Construction of the building, moreover, gave employment to workers previously on relief and who possessed little confidence in themselves or their country. Doing “useful” labor improved their attitudes and provided a small measure of economic security.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: South 1/2 of lots 10 and 11, Block 39, Broken Bow City original

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties McCurtain County – Broken Bow Community Building

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