Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 88001415
Historic Name PITTSBURG SCHOOL AND GYMNASIUM
Description of Significance AS A RURAL WPA SCHOOL BUILDING, IT IS REMARKABLE FOR ITS SCALE/SIZE, ITS USE OF BUFF COLORED BRICK, AND ITS ART DECO/MISSION REVIVAL STYLE. TO THE COMMUNITY IT IS UNIQUE ARCHITECTURALLY BECAUSE OF ITS TYPE, STYLE, SCALE AND WORKMANSHIP. BUT THE SCHOOL BUILDING IS ESPECIALLY SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT PROVIDED WORK OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNEMPLOYED COAL MINERS PRIMARILY IN THE PITTSBURG AREA WHO HAD LONG BEEN STATE RELIEF ROOLS, GIVING THEM SOME SELF RESPECT AND A MEASURE OF ECONOMIC SECURITY. IN THAT THE STRUCTURE PROVIDED SPACE FOR A GRADE SCHOOL AND A HIGH SCHOOL AS WELL AS A GYM, IT CONSTITUTED THE BEGINNING OF MODERN EDUCATION IN THE AREA--WHICH IT CONTINUES TO NURTURE. LISTED SEPTEMBER 8, 1988.
Current Name SAME
Address OFF OK-63
City PITTSBURG
County PITTSBURG
Lot
Block
Current Section 20
Township 3N
Range 14E
Type BUILDINGS
Historic Function EDUCATION: SCHOOL
Current Function EDUCATION: SCHOOL
Area Signficance 1 EDUCATION
Area Significance 2 ARCHITECTURE
Date Prepared 1988
Year Built 1936-37
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder WPA
Architectural Style ART DECO/MISSION REVIVAL
Roof Material BUILT-UP
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material WOOD
Door Material
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments LISTED UNDER THE WPA PUBLIC BUILDINGS, RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND CEMETERY IMPROVEMENTS IN SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA, 1935-1943 TR.
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