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LEVERING MISSION

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DESCRIPTION: THE HOSPITAL BUILDING IS THE ONLY EXTANT STRUCTURE THAT REMAINS OF THE LEVERING MISSION NEAR WETUMKA. THE LEVERING MISSION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1880 WITH THE HELP OF THE CREEK NATION AND THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION. THE MISSION WAS A COEDUCATIONAL BOARDING SCHOOL FOR NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN THROUGHOUT MOST OF ITS HISTORY. AT ONE POINT THE CAMPUS COVERED 20 ACRES AND THERE WERE MULTIPLE BUILDINGS. IN 1909, THERE WAS A FIRE ON CAMPUS AND THE DECISION WAS MADE TO CLOSE THE FACILITY. THE SCHOOL PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE LIVES, NOT ONLY OF THE CREEK YOUTH WHO ATTENDED, BUT IN THE PEOPLE OF THE WETUMKA AREA AS WELL. THE HOSPITAL BUILDING IS A TWO-STORY I-HOUSE TYPE BUILDING. IT HAS FOUR BAYS AND IS ONE ROOM DEEP. THE BUILDING HAS A STONE VENEER AND A H9IPPED ROOF WITH A SLOPE BRICK CHIMNEY. THE ORIGINAL DOORS AND WINDOWS ARE MISSING. THE WINDOW OPENINGS HAVE CUT STONE LINTELS AND SILLS. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER, 5/16/1984.

NR ID Number 74001662

Historic Name

LEVERING MISSION

Current Name

WETUMKA BOARDING SCHOOL - CREEK NATIONAL BOARDING SCHOOL

Project Name 

Latitude 35.2487
Longitude -96.19306

Address

NE OF CITY

City

WETUMKA VICINITY

County

HUGHES

County code

063

Lot

Block

Section 18, SW4

Township

9N

Range

11E
Type BUILDING
Historic Function  EDUCATION: SCHOOL
Current Function VACANT / NOT IN USE
Area Significance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 EDUCATION
Architect / Builder UNKNOWN
Date Prepared  11/1973
Year Built 1885
Original Site  YES
Architectural  Style NO DISTINCTIVE STYLE
Roof Material  ASPHALT
Wall Material STONE
Window Material  N/A
Door Material N/A
Decorative Detail
Condition POOR

 
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