Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 88001363
Historic Name TONKAWA ARMORY
Description of Significance THE TONKAWA ARMORY WAS A 1936 WPA PROJECT. THE ARMORY IS A TWO-STORY RECTANGULAR BUILDING CONSTRUCTED FROM NATIVE LIMESTONE. THE ROOF IS FLAT EXCEPT OVER THE DRILL HALL WHERE THERE IS AN ARCHED GABLE ROOF CONSTRUCTED OF STEEL. BRICK IS USED TO ACCENT GARAGE DOORS. THE BUILDING REMAINS NOTABLE ARCHITECTURALLY FOR ITS SCALE, STYLE, TYPE, WORKMANSHIP, MATERIALS, AND STATE OF PRESERVATION. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 9/8/88.
Current Name
Address THIRD AND NORTH ST
City TONKAWA
County KAY
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function DEFENSE: ARMS STORAGE
Current Function EDUCATION
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 MILITARY
Date Prepared JUNE 11, 1985
Year Built 1936
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder NOLEN, BRYAN, WPA SUPERVISING ARCHITECT; SCHWAB, ROBERT, CONTRACTOR
Architectural Style WPA DECO
Roof Material CONCRETE; ASPHALT; METAL
Wall Material STONE: LIMESTONE; BRICK
Window Material METAL
Door Material UNCOLLECTED
Decorative Details PARAPETS
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N