Long Prairie School Teacherage – Red Oak (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Red Oak, Oklahoma 040, Latimer County 077; Sec. 9, T 5 N, R 21 E County:  Latimer
Started:   Completed:  1939

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Description:

Shotgun in style, the Long Prairie teacherage is a single story, rectangular (18′ x 30′) wood frame structure constructed covered with clapboard siding. The roof is gabled; windows are wood sash and singly placed. The front door has a porch covered with a lean-to roof supported by crude columns. The rock ruins of Long Prairie school lie 200 feet to the south.
The remnant of a substantial WPA-built campus, the teacherage is significant because it too provided work opportunities and some economic security for coal miners who had long been unemployed. Most important is that it also helped to improve the quality of education by attracting qualified teachers to a remote and rural region. As a WPA structure, it is notable because of its type, scale and wood building materials. Within the community it is unique architecturally because of its type and workmanship.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: From the intersection of U.S. highway No. 270 with state highway No. 82 at Red Oak, go south two miles to the teacherage property on the west side of the road, it beginning 1100 feet north of the SE corner of Sec. 9, T 5 N, R 21 E, and running west 150 feet, north 150 feet, east 150 feet and south 150 feet.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Latimer County – Long Prairie School Teacherage

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