Sulphur Fire Station – Sulphur

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Address:  12th Street, Oklahoma 040, Murray County 099 County:  Murray
Started:   Completed:  1940

Current Usage:

Description:

The old Sulphur City Fire Station is a single-story, rectangular (51′ x 26′) structure constructed of poured concrete materials. The roof, also of concrete, is flat with parapets. There are two garage doors, and singly placed windows have metal encased panes. A frieze on the front, “squareness” of the building, and horizontal and vertical lines give the building a hint of art deco style. Unfortunately cinder block additions to two sides of the building have impaired its architectural integrity •
Type, style, and construction materials make this structure notable. WPA firestations are most unusual; the art deco allusion unique; and the poured concrete walls are distinctive. The building also aided destitute workers by giving them an important job opportunity.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Lot 19, Block 184, Sulphur original plat.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Murray County – Sulphur Fire Station

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