Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 76001557
Historic Name INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF TAHLEQUAH
Description of Significance CONSTRUCTED IN 1880, THIS SIMPLE, SQUARE, BRICK BUILDING SERVED AS THE HOME TO WHAT WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME BACONE UNIVERSITY. FOUNDED BY REVEREND ALMON BACONE AND THE AMERICAN BAPTIST HOME MISSION SOCIETY. THE SCHOOL QUICKLY OUTGREW THE ORIGINAL BUILDING AND, WANTING A MORE CENTRAL LOCATION, MOVED TO MUSKOGEE IN 1885. THE ORIGINAL SCHOOL BUILDING LATER BECAME A PRIVATE RESIDENCE AND WAS MODIFIED INTO ITS PRESENT, CLASSICAL REVIVAL STYLE APPREARANCE. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 7/6/76
Current Name
Address 320 ACADEMY
City TAHLEQUAH
County CHEROKEE
Lot 4
Block 7
Current Section 28
Township T17N
Range R22E
Type BUILDING
Historic Function EDUCATION
Current Function SINGLE DWELLING
Area Signficance 1 EDUCATION
Area Significance 2 ARCHITECTURE
Date Prepared DECEMBER, 1975
Year Built 1880
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style CLASSICAL REVIVAL
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details TUSCAN COLUMNSON A TWO STORY PORTICO; FLAT ARCH BRICK LINTELS
Condition GOOD
Comments MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS COLLECTED BY THE COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE AND RESTORATION OF THE ORIGINAL INDIAN UNIVERSITY BUILDING AND SITE
Restricted N