Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 84003152
Historic Name THE ROCK FRONT
Description of Significance SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY REMAINING COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN THE ALL-BLACK TOWN OF VERNON. BUILT IN 1920, THE ROCK FRONT IS A SINGLE-STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTED OF RANDOM ASHLAR STONE. IT HAS A GABLED ROOF WITH WOOD SIDING IN THE GABLE ENDS. PRIOR TO SERVING AS THE POST OFFICE, THIS BUILDING HOUSED A GROCERY AND DRY GOOD STORE, AND LATER A POOL HALL AND TAVERN. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 6/22/1984.
Current Name VERNON POST OFFICE
Address BROADWAY
City VERNON
County MCINTOSH
Lot 14
Block 14
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function GOVERNMENT: POST OFFICE
Current Function GOVERNMENT
Area Signficance 1 ETHNIC HERITAGE: BLACK
Area Significance 2 COMMERCE
Date Prepared
Year Built 1920
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder BILL YOUNG AND C.F. DOZIER
Architectural Style NO DISTINCTIVE STYLE
Roof Material WOOD
Wall Material WOOD
Window Material WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details FLAGPOLE 6' FROM SW CORNER
Condition FAIR
Comments
Restricted N