Stringtown School – Stringtown

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Address:  Highland and Cumberland Streets, Stringtown, Oklahoma 040, Atoka County 005 County:  Atoka
Started:   Completed:  1939

Current Usage:

Description:

A four-room building, the Stringtown school is a single story, rectangular (54′ x 69′) structure constructed of untooled and uncoursed native stone. Mortar is beaded; the roof is hipped. Two end doors are recessed behind arched entryways. Classroom window openings with cut stone sills and that reach to the eaves have been reduced in size with wood inserts and smaller metal sash windows installed. The integrity of the building is intact.
The school building is significant because construction of it provided work opportunities for destitute quarry laborers in Stringtown who had been without work for more than a year. It also created a new environment conducive to learning for students with a history of limited educational opportunities. The structure still serves as a school. Architecturally the building is unique in the community because of its style, scale, materials, and workmanship.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Lot 1, Block 14, Stringtown original

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Atoka County – Stringtown School

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