National Guard Armory – Eufaula

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Address:  Border Avenue and North Frout Street, Eufaula, Oklahoma 040, McIntosh County 091  County  McIntosh
Started:   Completed  1937

Current Usage

Description:


This armory is a single-story, rectangular (96′ x 142′) structure constructed of coursed and rusticated native stone of buff color. The drill floor unit has a high ceiling with an arched roof that contains parapets, while the office and garage segment was a flat roof with parapets. The main entrance is framed by pilasters that extend beyond the roof line to form a cornice. Some of the elongated and metal encased windows are painted white and others have plastic covers. The alterations do not impeach the integrity of the building.
This armory is notable for its quality of workmanship and scale. It is also unique within Eufaula in terms of type, style, and materials used. Construction of the armory provided jobs for unskilled and unemployed workers who desperately needed some economic security. Indeed, the WPA infused wages of some 48,200 man-hours of labor into the local economy. It is also significant that the building contributed to the military readiness of a National Guard unit that distinguished itself during World War II.[1]

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Lots 5 and 6 in Block 81, Eufaula original.

Listed on National Register of Historic Places[2]

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination – http://oli_shpo.okstate.edu/query_result.aspx?id=20172&pbc=P
  2. National Register of Historic Places – https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/AssetDetail?assetID=120ede5a-2cb4-4840-b041-961bbd507d0f
  3. The Living New Deal – https://livingnewdeal.org/projects/eufaula-armory-eufaula-ok/
  4. http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM8D8N_Eufaula_Armory_Eufaula_Oklahoma
  5. http://landmarkhunter.com/177935-eufaula-armory/
  6. http://www.dothaneagle.com/eufaula_tribune/eufaula-armory-set-to-close/article_26012b3a-6941-11e5-baf4-e77d0831712c.html
  7. http://www.cityofeufaulaok.com/eufaula-community-center.html

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties McIntosh County – Eufaula Armroy
  2. National Register of Historic Places Support Document
  3. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form
  4. Department of Environmental Quality Final Report

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