“This is a most unusual example of WPA construction – the use of petrified wood. We noted several buildings in this area of Oklahoma which used petrified wood. Apparently, the local topographical circumstances lead to availability of this type of preserved wood. “This chapel is still in use and was constructed in 1935. In 1965, a carport facility was attached on the north to serve with cemetery maintenance. “The chapel is constructed of native stones. The front of the building, however, has been overlaid with chunks of petrified wood. The centered entrance is recessed under a covered portico. The one-over-one windows (some with decorative iron insets) appear to be more recent, as well as the composition shingle roof.”
This structure is not listing in any WPA properties documentation.
- The Living New Deal – https://livingnewdeal.org/projects/chapel-rosedale-cemetery-ada-ok/