Inola Cemetery Chapel – Inola

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Address:  Vicinity of Inola, Oklahoma 040, Rogers County 131; Sec. 3, T 19 N, R 17 E. County:  Rogers
Started:   Completed:  1940

Current Usage:

Description:

This one-room chapel is a rectangular (26′ x 37′) structure constructed of cut, coursed, and rusticated native stone of buff color. The roof is gabled with parapets. The windows have concrete sills and lentils. The door has been taken down at the entrance and converted into a garage. The windows have been filled in with concrete.
This chapel is significant because it provided employment for destitute workers at a time when employment opportunities were scarce. The construction of this chapel also contributed to morale in the area. Architecturally, it is unique in type, style, materials, and workmanship. The building is one of few WPA chapels found in NE Oklahoma. The chapel is still in use as a storage room on the cemetery grounds.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go east of Inola oncounty road 1.5 miles to cemetery site, beginning 1027.62 feet east and 132 feet south of the NW corner of Lot 2; thence south 209.22 feet, east 209.22 feet, north 209.22 feet, and west 209.22 feet to the point of origin, Sec. 3, T 19 N, R. 17 E.

Sources:

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

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Rogers County – Inola Cemetery Chapel

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