National Register Properties in Oklahoma

BLACKWELL ARMORY

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DESCRIPTION: THE BLACKWELL ARMORY IS A TWO STORY BRICK BUILDING CONSTRUCTED BY THE WPA IN 1936. UNLIKE OTHER ARMORIES IN THE AREA, THIS EXAMPLE IS BUILT FROM BRICK INSTEAD OF NATIVE STONE. LIKE OTHER ARMORIES IN THE AREA, THE BUILDING EXHIBITS ART DECO DETAILS IN A SIMPLIFIED FORM. THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT POURED WAGES FROM SOME 68,000 MAN HOURS OF LABOR INTO THE LOCAL ECONOMY AT A TIME WHEN MANY FARMERS WERE OUT OF WORK. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, 9/8/88.

NR ID Number 88001366

Historic Name

BLACKWELL ARMORY

Current Name

BLACKWELL NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY

Project Name 

WPA PUBLIC BUILDINGS, RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS IN NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA, 1935-1943
Latitude 36.81116
Longitude -97.29138

Address

CORNER OF SIXTH AND DOOLIN

City

BLACKWELL

County

KAY

County code

071

Lot

Block

4, NORTHEND ADDITION, BLACKWELL ORIGINAL
Section

Township

Range

Type BUILDING
Historic Function  DEFENSE: ARMS STORAGE
Current Function DEFENSE: ARMS STORAGE
Area Significance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 SOCIAL HISTORY
Architect / Builder UNKNOWN
Date Prepared  CA 1988
Year Built 1936
Original Site  YES
Architectural  Style OTHER (WPA STANDARDIZED STYLE)
Roof Material  ASPHALT
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material  METAL
Door Material METAL
Decorative Detail PILASTERS WITH VERTICAL INSETS CROWNED WITH MOLDED CONCRETE
Condition EXCELLENT

 
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