Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number SG100002057
Historic Name "SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN DOUGHBOY" STATUE
Description of Significance THE “SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN DOUGHBOY” STATUE AT THE MUSKOGEE VAMC IS ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES UNDER CRITERION A- ETHNIC HERITAGE: NATIVE AMERICAN WITH CONSIDERATION CRITERION F AT THE STATE LEVEL AS A COMMEMORATIVE PROPERTY. THOUGH THE VIQUESNEY DESIGN IS COMMON, THE STATUE ACHIEVES SIGNIFICANCE AS A REPRESENTATION OF THE PRIDE HELD BY MEMBERS OF THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES IN THE WARTIME SERVICE OF FELLOW MEMBERS. THE STATUE THEREFORE QUALIFIES AS A COMMEMORATIVE PROPERTY UNDER CRITERIA CONSIDERATION F. BECAUSE THE STATUE IS INTACT, IN GOOD CONDITION, AND IS LOCATED ON THE SAME SITE AS IT WAS WHEN DEDICATED, IT THEREFORE RETAINS INTEGRITY OF MATERIALS, WORKMANSHIP, DESIGN, SETTING, AND LOCATION. GIVEN ITS DEDICATION TO AMERICAN INDIAN VETERANS, THE STATUE’S PLACEMENT ON THE GROUNDS OF A VETERANS’ HOSPITAL IS PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE AND ENHANCES THE MONUMENT’S INTEGRITY OF FEELING AND ASSOCIATION. ADDITIONALLY, THE MUSKOGEE VETERANS HOSPITAL WAS RENAMED THE JACK C. MONTGOMERY VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER IN 2006 IN HONOR OF JACK C. MONTGOMERY, A MEMBER OF THE CHEROKEE NATION AND A HIGHLY DECORATED WORLD WAR II AMERICAN VETERAN. THE MUSKOGEE VAMC WAS THE FIRST SUCH FACILITY TO BE NAMED FOR AN AMERICAN INDIAN.
Current Name
Address 1001 HONOR HEIGHTS DR
City MUSKOGEE
County MUSKOGEE
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type
Historic Function WORK OF ART
Current Function WORK OF ART
Area Signficance 1 ETHNIC HERITAGEl NATIVE AMERICAN
Area Significance 2
Date Prepared 2014
Year Built 1924-1925
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder ERNEST MOORE VISQUESNEY
Architectural Style N/A
Roof Material N/A
Wall Material N/A
Window Material N/A
Door Material N/A
Decorative Details
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments
Restricted