Rocky Hill School and Gym/Auditorium – Okmulgee (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Okmulgee, Oklahoma 040, Okmulgee County 111; SE 1/4, Sec. 13, T 13 N, R 11 E  County:  Okmulgee
Started:   Completed:  1936

Current Usage:

Description:

This school and gymnasium/auditorium combination has at least four rooms and is a T­shaped structure constructed of coursed and rusticated native stone of buff color. The roof is gabled on both sections. The doors have small triangular attachments. The windows in front on the lower level are arranged in groups of three and have decorative attachments. Some windows have been left in their original form, and all have concrete sills. The second level windows contain wood inserts.
This WPA project is unique in terms of style, type, scale, materials, and workmanship. No other structure in this area compares to it in size. This project provided job opportunities to unskilled and unemployed workers in this rural area and infused wages of some 24,680 man­hours of labor into the local economy during the depth of the depression. It also greatly enhanced educational opportunities. Children who were educationally deprived now had a new environment conducive to learning.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Located in the southwest corner of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 13, T 13 N, R 11 E, go north 416 feet, east 208 feet, south 416 feet, and west 208 feet.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Okmulgee County – Rocky Hill School

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