East Peavine School – Stilwell (Vic)

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Address:   County  Adair
Started:   Completed  1939

Current Usage

Description:

This rectangular shaped (7 5′ x 30′) three-room structure is constructed of randomly laid uncut native stone with beaded masonry. The roof is gabled and tied on the end with a pent. There is an arched and recessed entryway on the southwest side of the structure. The Windows are altered with wood insets which allow for smaller energy efficient windows; sills are concrete. Unfortunately a concrete block addition to the west side of the structure destroys the integrity of this attractive building.
Construction of the East Peavine school provided an economic stimulus to the community by providing work for depression stricken farmers whose wages were infused back into the local economy thus easing the burdens of a limited money supply. Its construction fostered a sense of pride and achievement at a time when those two qualities were not widely in evidence. Architecturally the building is unique in style.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go 2 miles north of Stilwell on State highway 59, then north on a paved county road 1 1/2 miles, then east 1 mile to a tract that begins 104 feet north and 104 feet west of the southeast corner of the SW 1/4 of Sec. 12, T 16 N, R 25 E, and goes west 208 feet, north 208 feet, east 208 feet, and south 208 feet.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Adair County – East Peavine School

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