Dunbar Schoolhouse – Madill

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Address:  Sixth Street, Madill, Oklahoma 040, Marshall County 095 County:  Marshall
Started:   Completed:  1939

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Description:

The old Dunbar Schoolhouse is a single-story, rectangular shaped (71′ x 34′) cut and coursed stone building. Masonry is crude. The structure, which contains two rooms and an auditorium, has a stepped, gabled roof and a center gable. The windows, with concrete sills, have been altered with wood insets. The front entry is recessed inside a stone arch. A concrete inset is placed over the entry which states the name of the school–“DUNBAR.” A brick addition on the south end does not impair the integrity of the structure, but three gable dormer windows do.
Dunbar School was built for the black children in Madill. The building that they had previously had neither water, lights, nor gas. The new building was fully modern and much more conducive to learning. It is significant that without federal aid the project would probably not have been undertaken. Construction of the building also provided jobs for workers suffering from the Depression. Unique in type, style, and workmanship, Dunbar School was a truly beneficial project.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: All of Block 83, Madill original

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Marshall County – Dunbar School

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