Wolf School – Bowlegs (Vic)

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Address:  Vicinity of Bowlegs, Oklahoma 040, Seminole County 133; NE 1/4, Sec. 16, T 7 N, R6E  County: Seminole
Started:   Completed:  1936

Current Usage:

Description:

This four-room school is a single-story, rectangular (125′ x 73′) structure constructed of red brick. The roof, is flat with parapets. The main entryway is recessed, and framed by pilasters and a stepped cornice at the roof line. Wiondow openings have brick sills on the front and sides and concrete sills in the rear. While original metal casement windows are retained on the back, on the front they have been replaced with wood inserts and smaller, aluminum sash windows. On the sides window openings have been filled with cinder blocks. These alterations have not compromised the architectural integrity of the building.
This school is unique within Wolf because of its scale, type, and style. But more significantly, its construction provided jobs for many unemployed workers, thus reducing their suffering. The school served many years as a learning center for the children of the community. It is symbolic of the role of the WPA in promoting learning and easing the suffering of those who were struck by the economic depression.

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Situated four miles south of Bowlegs on old highway 99, the property begins at a point 260 links west of the NE corner of Section 16, T 7 N, R 6 E; and goes west 8 chains, south 5 chains, west 8 chains, and north 5 chains.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Seminole County – Wolf School

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