Sawyer School Teacherage – Sawyer

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Address:  U.S. Highway No. 70, Sawyer, Oklahoma 040, Choctaw County 023 County:  Choctaw
Started:  1938 Completed:  1939

Current Usage:

Description:

Bungalow-like in style, the Saywer teacherage is a single story, rectangular (28′ x 28′) structure constructed with stucco siding. Its roof is gabled; windows, singly placed, are wooden sash. A porch with gable roof supported by pedistals decorates the front entryway. To the rear has been added a room constructed of concrete blocks; it does not impeach the original integrity of the building.
The Sawyer teacherage is significant because it too provided a work opportunity for unemployed and unskilled laborers during the depth of the depression. It also is significant because it helped attract qualified teachers to a remote and isolated, as well as educationally deprived, region. As a WPA building, it is notable for its type, small scale and stucco construction materials. Within the community it is unique architecturally because of its type, building materials and workmanship.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Lots 1-6, Block 24, Gilbert (Sawyer) original

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Choctaw County – Sawyer School Teacherage

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