Greenville School – Marietta (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Marietta, Oklahoma 040, Love County 085; SW 1/4, Sec. 29, T 6 S, R 2 E  County:  Love
Started:   Completed:  1938

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Description:

The Greenville School is a ten-room, single-story, rectangular (177′ x 58′) structure constructed of rusticated and coursed native sandstone. The building has a flat roof and parapets with a concrete cap. Entryways are recessed in a facade that steps out from the wall and rises to a roofline cornice. The wood sash windows, placed by threes, have concrete sills. Vertical indentions on end wall provide decorative detail.
The Greenville School is an especially attractive building. Its construction provided job opportunities for many oil field workers left without jobs by the depression as well as farmers stricken by drought and a depressed economy. The building reflects the pride of workmanship and self-esteem of laborers struggling to keep off the dole. The Greenville School certainly was a fulfillment of the aims of the WPA: to construct a building of beauty and permanence unique in style, materials, scale, and workmanship that would benefit the community immediately and for years to come.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go four and one-half miles north of Marietta on U.S. 77 to school site, the property beginning at the NW corner of the SW 1/4 and running south 105 feet to a point of beginning, and then east 210 feet, north 210 feet and west 210 feet to point of beginning in Sec. 29, T 6 S, R 2 E.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination
  2. The Living New Deal
  3. Waymarking.com

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Love County – Greenville School

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