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Address:  Vicinity of South Coffeeville, Oklahoma 040, Nowata County 105; SW 1/4, Sec. 20, T 29 N, R 17 E. County:  Nowata
Started:   Completed:  1940

Current Usage:

Description:

This school has two rooms and is a single-story, rectangular (30′ x 45′) structure constructed of cut, coarsed, and rusticated native stone of a buff color. The roof is gabled. The main entry has a portico with a gabled roof. The sashed and encased windows have been altered; wood inserts and smaller energy efficient windows have been added. The alterations do not impeach the integrity of the building.
At a critical moment during the depression, construction of this school provided employment opportunities for destitute workers and infused wages of some 16,000 man-hours of labor into the local economy. It also created a new educational environment for students in this remote and rural area. Architecturally, it is unique in terms of its scale, materials, and quality of workmanship.[1]

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go south of South Coffeeville on highway no. 169 some 1.5 miles, then east on county road 6 miles, then east on county road 2 miles to school site, being on a 2 acre tract in the NW corner of the SW 1/4 of Sec. 20, T 29 N, R 17 E, and goes 416 feet south, 208 feet east, 416 feet north, and 208 feet west.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Nowata County – Rock Creek School

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