Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 88001390
Historic Name WETUMKA ARMORY
Description of Significance THE WETUMKA ARMORY, BUILT IN 1936, IS UNIQUE IN THE AREA FOR ITS EXTERIOR CLADDING THAT IS A COMBINATION OF BRICK AND STONE. LIKE OTHER WPA ARMORIES IN THE AREA, THE WETUMKA ARMORY WAS BUILT IN AN ART DECO-LIKE STYLE. IN THIS BUILDING THE VERTICAL ELEMENTS ARE DONE IN STONE, WITH THE MAIN FACADE BEING RED BRICK. THERE ARE IMPRESSIVE PARAPETS, DECORATIVE QUOINS, AND PILASTERS. THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS BUILDING HELPED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT FOR UNEMPLOYED OIL FIELD WORKERS DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 9/8/1988.
Current Name
Address ST LOUIS & WETUMKA STREETS
City WETUMKA
County HUGHES
Lot 4-6, INCLUSIVE
Block 52, WETUMKA CITY ORIGINAL
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function DEFENSE: ARMS STORAGE: ARMORY
Current Function DEFENSE: ARMS STORAGE: ARMORY
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 MILITARY
Date Prepared CA 1988
Year Built 1936
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style WPA DECO
Roof Material UNCOLLECTED
Wall Material BRICK; STONE
Window Material METAL
Door Material UNCOLLECTED
Decorative Details DECORATIVE QUOINING AND PILASTERS
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N