Fewell School – Nashoba (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Nashoba, Oklahoma 0f./.0, Pushmataha County 127; Sec. 36, T 1 N, R 21 E  County:  Pushmataha
Started:   Completed:  1937

Current Usage:

Description:

A three-room building initially, the Fewell school is a single story, L-shaped (28′ x 42′, with 15′ x 13′ extension) structure constructed of undressed and uncoursed native sandstone. With beaded mortar, masonry is excellent. The sheet metal covered roof has intersecting gables; the front entryway at the southeast corner is behind double arches. Wood sash windows on concrete sills rise to the eaves.
In the heart of the forest region, the Fewell area suffered great economic distress when the lumber industry cut back its operations. Construction of the school building, therefore, provided work opportunities for laborers long on the state relief rolls, permitting a measure of economic security. The building is also significant because it afforded a modern educational facility for students isolated in remote regions. Within the community, the structure is wholly unique architecturally in terms of type, style, scale, materials and workmanship. Currently a private residence, it is an excellent example of adaptive reuse.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Follow U.S. highway No. 271 southeast of Clayton to state highway No. 144; turn east and go approximately 14 miles to the first left turn past the Fewell community; go up the lane two-tenths of a mile to the school site, it beginning at the NE corner of Sec. 36, T 1 N, R 21 E, and running south 297 feet, west 297 feet, north 297 feet and east 297 feet.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Pushmataha County – Fewell School

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