Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 98000734
Historic Name OKEMAH ARMORY
Description of Significance THE OKEMAH ARMORY WAS A 1935-1937 PROJECT OF THE WPA IN OKFUSKEE COUNTY. THE BUILDING IS REPRESENTATIVE OF WPA STYLE ARCHITECTURE AND SERVED TO CREATE JOBS FOR LOCAL MEN BESIDES PROVIDING A DRILL SPACE AND STORAGE FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD. THE ARMORY IS A SINGLE-STORY RECTANGULAR BUILDING WITH A NATIVE STONE VENEER. THE DRILL AREA HAS A BARREL ROOF AND OFFICES ARE HOUSED IN A FLAT ROOF AREA OF THE BUILDING. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER, 6/26/1998.
Current Name OKEMAH NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY
Address 405 NORTH 6TH
City OKEMAH
County OKFUSKEE
Lot 1 - 12
Block 13
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function DEFENSE: ARMS STORAGE
Current Function TRANSPORTATION: ROAD-RELATED (VEHICULAR)
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 MILITARY
Date Prepared 3/6/1998
Year Built 1937
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder NOLEN, BRYAN W. - SUPERVISING ARCHITECT ; WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION - BUILDER
Architectural Style OTHER: WPA STANDARDIZED STYLE
Roof Material ASPHALT; TAR AND GRAVEL
Wall Material STONE: SANDSTONE
Window Material METAL
Door Material METAL
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments DOCUMENTATION SOURCES: (CONT) OKEMAH REMEMBERED - A BRIEF HISTORY OF OKEMAH, OKLAHOMA, 1989; JILL MARSH, DUNCAN ARMORY NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES NOMINATION, OKLAHOMA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE, 1996.
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