Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 94000487
Historic Name SULPHUR ARMORY
Description of Significance 090 ECONOMICS; SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE OF ITS THE SULPHUR ARMORY EXEMPLIFIES THE GOALS OF THE WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION IN MURRAY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT HELPED TO EMPLOY OUT OF WORK MEN IN THE AREA. THE USE OF NATIVE STONE AND OTHER LOCALLY-PRODUCED MATERIALS HELPED TO STIMULATE THE LOCAL ECONOMY, WHILE LOWERING PROJECT COSTS. THE ARMORY SERVED AND CONTINUES TO SERVE AS THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE LOCAL NATIONAL GUARD UNIT, MAINTAINING MILITARY PREPAREDNESS IN THE AREA. THE SULPHUR ARMORY IS A SINGLE-STORY RECTANGULAR BUILDING CONSTRUCTED OF NATIVE STONE BETWEEN 1935 AND 1937. THE USE OF GEOMETRICAL SHAPES AND VERTICAL LINES TO BREAK THE HORIZONTAL MASSING OF THE BUILDING SUGGESTS AN ART DECO INFLUENCE ON THE DESIGN, TYPICAL OF WPA PROJECTS. THE BUILDING CONSISTS OF TWO MAIN SECTIONS. THERE IS A BARREL-ROOFED DRILL HALL. TO THE SOUTH OF THE DRILL HALL IS A FLAT-ROOFED ADMINISTRATIVE AREA. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 5/20/1994.
Current Name SULPHUR NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY
Address 500 W. WYNNEWOOD AVE
City SULPHUR
County MURRAY
Lot 2-5
Block 94
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function DEFENSE: ARMS STORAGE
Current Function DEFENSE: ARMS STORAGE
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 MILITARY; ECONOMICS
Date Prepared 3/10/93
Year Built 1937
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder NOLEN, BRYAN - SUPERVISING ARCHITECT; WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION AND W.L. SCOTT - BUILDERS
Architectural Style OTHER: WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material STONE: LIMESTONE
Window Material METAL: STEEL
Door Material WOOD; METAL
Decorative Details PEDIMENT-TOPPED RECTANGULAR PILASTERS
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N