Fish Creek School – Bartlesville (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Bartlesville, Oklahoma 040, Washington County 147; SE 1/4, Sec. 5, T 25 N, R 13 E  County:  Washington
Started:   Completed:  1939

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Description:

A building of four rooms, this school is a single-story, rectangular (50′ x 83′) structure constructed of rusticated and coarsed native stone of buff color. The roof is flat with parapets. The front entry is recessed behind art deco-sty le pediment. The concrete friezes above and below the windows also demonstrate an art deco flavor. Brown boards have been inserted into the windows. There is a concrete addition on the north side of the building and a rock one on the west side. These alterations impeach the architectural integrity of the building.
The building is significant because construction of it provided employment opportunities for unskilled laborers in a rural area and because it provided educational opportunities for children in this area. Architecturally, the building is unique in terms of type, style, materials, and quality of workmanship.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go south of Bartlesville on highway no. 75 some 5 miles to the school site which is located on a tract of land in the east 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Sec. 5, T 25 N, R 13 E. Beginning at a point on the east section line which is 208.7 feet north of the SE corner of said Sec. 5; thence north along the east section line 100 feet; thence west parallel to the south section line 403 feet; thence south parallel to the east section line 308.7 feet; thence east along the south section line 90 feet; thence north 208.7 feet; thence east 313 feet to the point of beginning.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Washington County – Fish Creek School

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