Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 99001087
Historic Name GATE SCHOOL
Description of Significance THE GATE SCHOOL WAS CONSTRUCTED BY THE WPA IN 1937-1938 USING MATERIALS SALVAGED FROM THE OLDER SCHOOL BUILDING. THE TOWN OF GATE WAS HIT HARD BY THE DUST BOWL AND LOCAL FARMERS STRUGGLED TO SURVIVE; THE JOBS PROVIDED BY THE WPA IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE GATE SCHOOL HELPED STEM THE TIDE OF POVERTY IN THE AREA. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 9/10/99.
Current Name
Address NW CORNER OF 4TH AND TEXAS
City GATE
County BEAVER
Lot 1-7 AND 17-24
Block 11
Current Section 33
Township 5
Range 28
Type BUILDING
Historic Function MUSEUM
Current Function MUSEUM
Area Signficance 1 HISTORIC
Area Significance 2 COMMUNITY HISTORY
Date Prepared DECEMBER 3, 1997
Year Built 1937-38
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style WPA STANDARDIZED STYLE
Roof Material COMPOSITION
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material METAL
Door Material METAL
Decorative Details CARPETED, PAINTED WALLS
Condition GOOD
Comments WHEN GATE LOST THEIR SCHOOL IT WAS SOLD TO THE GATEWAY TO THE PANHANDLE MUSEUM HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHED IN 1975. IT HAS BEEN USED BY THE COMMUNITY FOR DEFFERENT GATHERINGS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES. ONE ROOM IS USED TO DESPLAY SCHOOL ARTIFACTS. ONE ROOM IS USED FOR AN OFFICE. THIS HELPS TO PAY UTILITIES ON THE BUILDING
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