Harjo School – Earlsboro

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Address:  Vicinity of Earlsboro, Oklahoma 040, Pottawatomie County 125; SE 1/4, Sec. 36, T 9 N, R 4 E  County: Pottawatomie
Started:   Completed:  1940

Current Usage:

Description:

The old school building at Harjo is a single-story, rectangular (84′ x 30′) structure constructed of untooled and uncoursed native sandstone. It has beaded mortar, an arched roof with stepped gables on the ends only, and sash windows with concrete sills. The southwest side has been altered with sliding glass doors replacing the original garage door entry.
This school building is most notable for its unique style (especially stepped gables), type, and materials. But more significant is its workmanship. Labor was furnished from the ranks of the unskilled and unemployed suffering from the economic depression. The construction of the building provided an income for these men and a fine building for the school. (Yet it is not absolutely certain that this is the WPA building on the Harjo school campus.)

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Beginning 33 rods north of the SE corner of the SE 1/4 of Sec. 36, T 9 N, R 4 E; thence north 27 rods, thence west 23 2/3 rods, thence south 27 rods, thence east 23 2/3 rods to the point of beginning

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Pottawatomie County – Harjo School

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