Shady Grove School – Hulbert (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Hulbert, Oklahoma 040, Cherokee County 021; SW 1/4, Sec. 8, T 17 N, R 21 E  County  Cherokee
Started:  1936 Completed  1938

Current Usage

Description:

This rectangular shaped (85′ x 50′) structure is made of uncut native stone which has been painted white. The building’s roof is hipped with projecting eaves. The front door is recessed within a protruding, arched entryway with a concrete inset. Double-hung sash windows are grouped into bands with concrete sills. Windows on the north facade are filled with concrete blocks. Additions have been built onto two sides of the structure which together with the window alterations destroys the architectural integrity of the building.
This school is significant because it constituted an economically important community resource. Its construction provided wages for local families which were infused back into the depressed local economy. Jobs generated by the construction of the school restored a sense of pride to many men who might otherwise have been unable to provide for their families. The school served for many years as an educational facility for children of the community. Architecturally the building is unique for its high pitched hipped roof design.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go approximately .5 of a mile north of Hulbert on county road, then east, northeast approximately 2.5 miles to a tract of land beginning at the SW point of Section 8, thence north 305 feet, thence east 210 feet, thence south 305 feet, thence west 210 feet to point of beginning

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Cherokee County – Shady Grove School

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