Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 83002093
Historic Name TERRITORIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT OF CHOUTEAU
Description of Significance THE TERRITORIAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT OF CHOUTEAU WAS COMPRISED OF THREE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS ALL CONSTRUCTED IN 1903 THAT WERE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EARLIEST DEVELOPMENT OF THAT COMMUNITY. THIS COMMERCIAL DISTRICT WAS ONE OF THE OLDEST IN NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WAS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF SMALL TOWN MIDWESTERN COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE STILL INTACT IN THIS REGION OF THE STATE AT THE TIME OF LISTING. INCLUDED PROPERTIES WERE THE GRAY AND ATKINS MERCANTILE STORE, WILL CROCKETTS GENERAL STORE, AND GRIFFINS GROCERY AND CHOUTEAU CAFE. SHARING COMMON WALLS, THESE BUILDINGS WERE ALL CLAD IN RED BRICK AND HAVE FLAT ROOFS. LARGE DISPLAY WINDOWS DOMINATE FIRST FLOOR FENESTRATION ON EACH BUILDING. WITH NO INTRUSIONS AT THE TIME OF LISTING, THE DISTRICT RETAINED THE SAME OVERALL SCALE, PROPORTION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING AS WHEN IT WAS CONSTRUCTED IN THE FIRST DECADE OF THE 1900S. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 9/22/1983. DEMOLISHED CA. 1995.
Current Name SAME
Address MAIN STREET
City CHOUTEAU
County MAYES
Lot 20 - 25
Block 15, ORIGINAL TOWNSITE
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function COMMERCE/TRADE
Current Function COMMERCE/TRADE
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 COMMERCE
Date Prepared 2/1983
Year Built YES
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style COMMERCIAL STYLE
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material WOOD; METAL
Door Material WOOD; METAL
Decorative Details
Condition NO LONGER EXTANT
Comments
Restricted N