Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 9000974
Historic Name ATTUCKS SCHOOL
Description of Significance THE ATTUCKS SCHOOL, LOCATED IN VINITA, CRAIG COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL UNDER CRITERION A FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE AS A SEPARATE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL IN VINITA. THE APPLICABLE AREAS OF SIGNIFICANCE ARE EDUCATION AND BLACK ETHNIC HERITAGE. THE ATTUCKS SCHOOL SERVED THE BLACK COMMUNITY OF VINITA AS A COMBINED ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR AND HIGH SCHOOL. IT WAS NOT THE ONLY BLACK SCHOOL IN CRAIG COUNTY, AS THERE WERE SEVEN, BUT IT WAS THE ONLY SECONDARY SCHOOL THAT WAS AVAILABLE TO BLACKS UNTIL AFTER DESEGREGATION IN THE MID-1950S.
Current Name ATTUCKS ALTERNATIVE ACADEMY
Address 346 SOUTH FOURTH
City VINITA
County CRAIG
Lot 8-10
Block 99
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function EDUCATION
Current Function EDUCATION
Area Signficance 1 EDUCATION
Area Significance 2 ETHNIC HERITAGE/BLACK
Date Prepared OCTOBER 2009
Year Built 1916, 1939
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder COUNTY/WPA
Architectural Style ART DECO/WPA
Roof Material RUBBER
Wall Material BRICK, STONE
Window Material METAL
Door Material METAL
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N