Lone Chimney School – Pawnee (Vic)

Address: Vicinity of Pawnee, Oklahoma County: Pawnee
Started: Completed: 1940

Current Usage:



A building of two rooms, the Lone Chimney School is a single-story, rectangular (29′ x 68′) structure constructed of cut and coarsed native stone of buff color. The roof is gabled with an intersecting cross gable over the entrance. The double-door entry is recessed behind an archway. The windows on the west side, that reach the eaves, contain wood inserts but, this alteration does not impeach the architectural integrity of the building.
Construction of this school provided work for unemployed and unskilled laborers in a rural area where few opportunities were available and infused wages of some 13,400 man-hours into the local economy. The school also created a new environment conducive to learning for students who, until that time, were deprived educationally. Architecturally, its unique in terms of type, style, scale, and quality of workmanship.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go south of Pawnee on highway no. 18 some 7.5 miles to the school site, it being on property that begins in the NE corner of the NE 1/4 of Sec. 8, T 20 N, R 5 E, and goes 416 feet east, 208 feet south, 416 feet west, and 208 feet north.


  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Pawnee County – Lone Chimney School


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