Vian Gym – Vian

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Address:  Rogers and S 4th Streets, Vian, Oklahoma 040, Sequoyah County 135 County:  Sequoyah
Started:   Completed:  1936

Current Usage:

Description:

This essentially rectangular building measures 75 feet by 75 feet and is constructed from very colorful uncut and uncoursed native stone. The roof is arched with parapets on the front and rear; it extends to eaves on the sides. One of the two front entryways is obscured by the addition a small cinder block enclosure. Window openings, with concrete sills, reach to the eaves on the sides. All are either enclosed with fiber glas panels or new fixed metal windows. Unfortunately a cinder block addition to the south end of the structure impeaches its integrity.
SIGNIFICANCE: 1936; builder/architect: unknown
The gym is exceptional for its workmanship, scale, and beauty. Its construction provided jobs for destitute persons suffering from the economic depression. The gym has served many years in promoting physical education among the youth of the community.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: From the intersection of Rogers and S 4th Streets, go south 17 5 feet, east 125 feet, north 17 5 feet and west 125 feet.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Sequoyah County – Vian Gym

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