National Register Properties in Oklahoma

THE ROCK FRONT

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DESCRIPTION: SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY REMAINING COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN THE ALL-BLACK TOWN OF VERNON. BUILT IN 1920, THE ROCK FRONT IS A SINGLE-STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTED OF RANDOM ASHLAR STONE. IT HAS A GABLED ROOF WITH WOOD SIDING IN THE GABLE ENDS. PRIOR TO SERVING AS THE POST OFFICE, THIS BUILDING HOUSED A GROCERY AND DRY GOOD STORE, AND LATER A POOL HALL AND TAVERN. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 6/22/1984.

NR ID Number 84003152

Historic Name

THE ROCK FRONT

Current Name

VERNON POST OFFICE

Project Name 

Latitude 35.21409
Longitude -95.92649

Address

BROADWAY

City

VERNON

County

MCINTOSH

County code

091

Lot

14

Block

14
Section

Township

Range

Type BUILDING
Historic Function  GOVERNMENT: POST OFFICE
Current Function GOVERNMENT
Area Significance 1 ETHNIC HERITAGE: BLACK
Area Significance 2 COMMERCE
Architect / Builder BILL YOUNG AND C.F. DOZIER
Date Prepared 
Year Built 1920
Original Site  YES
Architectural  Style NO DISTINCTIVE STYLE
Roof Material  WOOD
Wall Material WOOD
Window Material  WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Detail FLAGPOLE 6' FROM SW CORNER
Condition FAIR

 
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