Craig School – Haileyville (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Haileyville, Oklahoma 040, Pittsburg County 121; Sec. 9, T 4 N, R 16 E  County:  Pittsburg
Started:   Completed:  1938

Current Usage:

Description:

A two-room building initially, the Craig school is a single story, rectangular (30′ x 72′) structure constructed of rusticated and coursed native sandstone. Covered with composition shingles, the roof is hipped with a central gable and porch (supported by two wood shafts) over a recessed front entryway of two doors. On the rear wood sash windows reach to the eaves.
In an area that suffered greatly by the closing of the coal mines, construction of the school building provided work opportunities and a measure of economic security for miners long on relief rolls and short on self respect. It also created a new environment conducive to learning for students previously deprived educationally. Architecturally the building is unique in the community because of its type, style, scale, materials and workmanship. As a residence lovingly maintained, the structure is a good example of adaptive reuse.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Follow state highway No. 63 southwest out of Haileyville approximately two miles to the second county road that enters from the north. At the latter point go west one-half mile to school site, it beginning in the NW corner of the NE 1/4 of the section and running south 295.1 feet, east 295.1 feet, north 295.1 feet, and west 295.1 feet, all in Sec. 9, T 4 N, R 16 E.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Pittsburg County – Craig School

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