Tiger Mountain School – Checotah (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Checotah, Oklahoma 040, McIntosh County 091; NW 1/4, Sec. 16, T 11 N, R 14 E.  County  McIntosh
Started:   Completed  1936

Current Usage

Description:

This school is a single-story, rectangular (31′ x 74′) structure constructed of coursed and rusticated native stone of buff color. The roof is gabled. The two-door main entrance is slightly recessed behind a square entryway. The windows reach to the eaves and have concrete sills; some panes are gone. There is an addition attached to the south side of the building, which impeachs the integrity of the school.
Building this school provided job opportunities to laborers at a time when jobs were scarce in this rural area. Completion of the school improved educational possibilities within this rural area of McIntosh County. Architecturally, the school is unique in terms of type, style, scale, materials, and workmanship.[1]

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go south of Checotah on U. S. 266, 1/2 mile to Interstate 40. On Interstate 40 go west 17 1/2 miles to the school site being in a 1 acre tract in the southeast corner of the SW 1/4 of Sec. 6, T 11 N, R 15 E.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination
  2. The Living New Deal

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties McIntosh County – Tiger Mountain School

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