Edna School – Beggs (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Beggs, Oklahoma 040, Creek County 037; NW 1/4, Sec. 12, T 14 N, R 10 E  County  Creek
Started:   Completed  1940

Current Usage

Description:

This school of six or more rooms is a single-story, essentially square (64′ x 62′) building constructed of uncut native stone of auburn and buff colors arranged in a random rubble pattern. The strategic placement of the different colors of stone raises the masonry to the level of art. The roof is flat with parapets, and the doors are recessed behind archways. The small round window and the arched entryway in the front of the building hint at a mission revival style of architecture. Most of the windows have been covered with plastic inserts, but this alteration does not impeach the architectural integrity of the building.
As a WPA project, the structure is notable for its stylistic illusion to mission revival architecture and its use of the colorful native stone. The fact that such a building is located in a rural area also makes it very unique. The school is unique within the area architecturally because of its style and workmanship. It is significant because construction of the school provided some economic security to the unemployed, infusing wages of some 27,000 man-hours of labor into the local economy. It also gave students in the rural area additional educational opportunities.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Creek County – Edna School

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