Stock Pavilion – Okmulgee

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Address:  Lagonda and Okmulgee Streets, Okmulgee, Oklahoma 040, Okmulgee County 111 County:  Okmulgee
Started:   Completed:  1941

Current Usage:

Description:


The Stock Pavilion is a single-story, rectangular 042′ x 100′) structure constructed of rusticated and coursed native stone of buff colors. The roof is flat on the west with parapets, and the remaining part of the roof is arched. All garage openings have been made into doors, with the exception of one on the south side of the structure. The windows have been filled with sheet metal and have concrete lentils. And a small concrete block addition is attached to the north side. This does not impeach the integrity of the building.
As a WPA project, this stock pavilion is very unique. It is the only stock pavilion found in the county, but this demonstrates that the WPA also recognized the importance of agricultural commerce and exhibits. Construction of this building improved farming conditions by providing a new place to trade and associate. Architecturally, it is unique in terms of style, materials, workmanship, and expecially scale. It is also significant because this project enabled unskilled and unemployed laborers to do useful work and gain some economic security, while it also allowed the infusion of wages of some 10,680 man-hours of labor into the local community.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: From the intersection of Lagonda and Okmulgee Streets go north 312 feet, east 208 feet, south 312 feet, and west 208 feet in the NW 1/4, NE 1/4, Sec. 6, T 13 N, R 13 E.

Sources:

    1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination
    2. The Living New Deal
    3. http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMBJP4_Okmulgee_Stock_Pavilion_Okmulgee_OK
    4. http://www.ocgi.okstate.edu/shpo/nhrpdfs/98001590.pdf
    5. National Register of Historic Places

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Okmulgee County – Okmulgee Stock Pavilion
  2. National Register of Historic Places Support Document
  3. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form

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