Dunbar School – Coweta

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Address:  Oak and N. F Streets, Coweta, Oklahoma 040, Wagoner County 145 County:  Wagoner
Started:   Completed:  1940

Current Usage:

Description:

A single story, L-shaped structure (44′ x 36′ horizontally, and 38′ x 28′ vertically), the Coweta Negro school is constructed of uncut and unrusticated native sandstone. The roof is cross gabled with intersecting valleys. The front entryway is covered by a gabled porch supported by pipes. Window openings have been enclosed with wood inserts. Unfortunately, the exterior walls–even the window inserts–have been sprayed with a stucco material and painted pink. The alterations has affected the architectural integrity of the building.
The building is significant, in addition to the fact that it provided jobs for black unemployed workers during the depression, primarily because it was a black school and represented educational opportunity for black students who heretofore had little if any opportunity.

VERBAL BOUNDARY OESCRIPTION: Lots 8, 9, and 10, Block 20, New Coweta

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Wagoner County – Dunbar School

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