Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 83002081
Historic Name MARDOCK MISSION
Description of Significance ESTABLISHED IN 1897 BY THE WOMENS NATIONAL INDIAN ASSOCIATION, THIS MISSION WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE ASSOCIATED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF FRIENDS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JOHN T. MARDOCK. THE MISSION WAS AIMED AT THE BIG JIM BAND OF THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE, BUT GREW TO BECOME A CENTERPOINT OF A WHITE COMMUNITY IN THE AREA AS WELL. DURING WORLD WAR I, THE MISSION WAS THE CENTER OF A SOCIALIST AGRARIAN MOVEMENT THAT DWINDLED AWAY DURING THE 1920S AND 1930S. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 3/14/83.
Current Name BIG JIM MISSION
Address
City NORMAN VICINITY
County CLEVELAND
Lot
Block
Current Section 20
Township 9N
Range 1E
Type BUILDING
Historic Function CHURCH SCHOOL
Current Function VACANT/ NOT IN USE
Area Signficance 1 HISTORIC - ABORIGINAL
Area Significance 2
Date Prepared 1982
Year Built
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder
Architectural Style T-PLAN
Roof Material WOOD
Wall Material WOOD
Window Material WOOD
Door Material
Decorative Details DIAMOND WINDOW IN FRONT GABLE.
Condition POOR
Comments
Restricted N