Grant School – Paden (Vic)

Address: Vicinity of Paden, Oklahoma County: Okfuskee
Started: Completed: 1940
Agencies:WPANRHP:No

Current Usage:

Privately Owned

Description:

This school of two rooms is a single-story, rectangular (69′ x 36′) building constructed of cut, coursed, and rusticated native stone of buff color. The roof is gabled. The entrance has a center gable with the doors recessed behind two archways. A large window opening now filled with wood separates the two arches. The north, west, and south sides each have a round shutter at the eaves. The window openings, than reach to the eaves, have new aluminum¬≠framed panes. These alterations do not impeach the architectural integrity of the building.
Construction of this school provided work opportunities for unemployed and unskilled laborers in a rural and remote area where few previously existed and enabled the WPA to infuse wages of some 20,000 man-hours of labor into the local economy. It also created a new environment conducive to learning for children theretofore deprived educationally. The entrance to the school makes this building unique in this part of Oklahoma as a WPA structure. The type, style, materials, and workmanship also give it uniqueness.[1]

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go north of Paden on county road 5 miles then east on county road 1.5 miles to a tract of land beginning at the NW corner of the NE 1/4 of Sec. 26, T 13 N, R 7 E; thence east 6.3 chains; thence south 3.37 chains; thence west 6.3 chains; thence north 3.37 chains to the point of origin.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Okfuskee County – Grant School

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