Valley Summit School – Warner (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Warner, Oklahoma 040, Muskogee County 101; NW 1/4, Sec. 28, T 12 N, R 20 E  County:  Muskogee
Started:   Completed:  1939

Current Usage:

Description:

This single-story one room school is rectangular (34′ x 46′), and is constructed of cut and crudely coursed native stone. The roof is gabled. The entrance is centrally placed on the front facade and contains a concrete lentil. The windows are singly placed on the west side and reach to the eaves on the east side. All the windows have concrete sills. The north end of the building contains a louver near the roof. Windows on the east side contain wood inserts, and the south wall has been open to create a hugh opening to facilitate loading and storing of hay. This unfortunate “wound” destorys the integrity of the building.
This school is significant because it constituted an economically important community resource. Its construction provided local families with wages from some 6200 man-hours of labor 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 for the first time in many years were able to provide for their families. Architecturally, the structure is an excellent example of vernacular styles and demonstrates the immaturity of craftmanship that later WPA buildings demonstrated.[1]

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Go west of Warner on highway no. 64, 6 miles then south on county road 1 mile to the school site, specifically in a one acre tract in the SW corner of the NW 1/4 of Sec. 28, T 12 N, R 20 E.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Muskogee County – Valley Summit School

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