Oak Grove School – Eufaula (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Eufaula, Oklahoma 040, McIntosh County 091; NW, SW 1/4, Sec. 9, T 9 N, R 15 E.  County  McIntosh
Started:   Completed  1936

Current Usage

Description:

This building of two rooms is a single-story, rectangular (28′ x 70′) structure constructed of uncut native stone of auburn and buff colors in masonry of random rubble. The strategic use of the colorful rock gives the structure its own unique design. The roof is gabled with a center gable over the main entrance, this entryway contains fout woodshafts on pedistals as well. The windows in back reach to the eaves, and all window openings have wood coverings. A piece of the stone fence still exists. The alteration does not impeach the integrity of the structure.
Construction of this school is significant because it provided employment for destitute workers on relief, giving them an income that prevented starvation, while it infused wages of some 13,200 man-hours of labor into the local economy. Educational opportunities greatly increased in this rural area after completion of the school. Architecturally, the building is unique in terms of type, style, scale, materials, and workmanship.[1]

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go west of Eufaula on highway 9 some 8.5 miles then south on county road 1.5 mile to the school site, a 1.5 acre tract that begins 520 feet south of the NW corner of the SW 1/4 in Sec. 9, T 9 N, R 15 E and goes 208 feet east, 208 feet south, 208 feet west, and 208 feet north.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination – http://oli_shpo.okstate.edu/query_result.aspx?id=66647&pbc=P

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties McIntosh County – Oak Grove School

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