Prairie View School – Checotah (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Checotah, Oklahoma 040, McIntosh County 091; SE 1/4, Sec. 36, T 11 N, R 17 E.  County  McIntosh
Started:   Completed  1936

Current Usage

Description:

This school of two rooms is a single-story, rectangular (25′ x 50′) structure constructed of uncut native stone of auburn and buff colors. The roof is gabled and has shingles. The front entrance is recessed behind an archway. The window panes are gone. Most of the structure is covered by trees.
This school is unique within the area in terms of type, style, materials, workmanship, and scale. Construction of it gave employment to unskilled and unemployed laborers on relief, giving them a chance to gain some economic security. With its completion, educational opportunities greatly improved for children in this rural and remote area.[1]

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go west of Checotah on U. S. 266 some 4 miles then south on county road 5 miles then west 1 mile then south 1 mile then east 1/2 mile to school site in a 1 acre tract in the SW corner of the SE 1/4 of Sec. 36, T 11 N, R 17 R.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination – http://oli_shpo.okstate.edu/query_result.aspx?id=66668&pbc=P

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties McIntosh County – Prairie View School

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