Hennepin School – Hennepin

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Address:  Vicinity of Hennepin, Oklahoma 040, Garvin County 049 County:  Garvin
Started:   Completed:  1937

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Description:

The old Hennepin school is rectangular (75′ x 79′) and constructed of rusticated and coursed native sandstone. The roof is gabled. Doors on the front and side are recessed behind archways. Window openings, with cut stone sills, rise to the eaves and are presently filled with concrete block and wood inserts which on the rear encompass smaller aluminum sash windows. The inserts, a small concrete block addition on the rear and garage doors cut the walls on the west end and front have impaired the architectural integrity of the building.
Within the rural community of Hennepin, the school building is architecturally significant in terms of type, style, materials and nature of workmanship. As a WPA building in a rural area, it is notable for its size. Equally important is that the structure introduced modern education into the region, facilitating the educational process. Also significant is that construction of the building provided job opportunities for destitute workers long on the relief rolls of the state, enabling them to secure a measure of economic security for themselves and their families.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Situated on the northwest edge of Hennepin, the structure occupies Lots 1 and 2 and the southeast one-fourth of Block 5, Hennepin original survey.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Garvin County – Hennepin School

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