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Old Berwyn School - 1937-38 - Gene Autry, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 34° 16.921 W 097° 02.488
14S E 680279 N 3795162
Quick Description: The original WPA bronze shield is mounted on the wall just inside the entrance to the Gene Autry Museum in this building.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2019 12:51:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM103V3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
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Long Description:
The Old Berwyn School at 45-47 Prairie Street was built by the WPA in 1937-1938. It is a one-story beige brick building with a flat roof. Two recessed entrances face east, each with double glass doors. The north side of the building is currently the Gene Autry post office; the south end houses the Gene Autry Museum. At the curb, a set of terracotta veneer steps lead to the front walk. (We never have understood why so many old schools had these steps which had three steps up, and then three steps back down).

The building has been kept up and is actively used. The museum uses the large auditorium for shows, concerts and movies. The WPA shield for the building is mounted on the wall just inside the entrance to the museum. The old school windows are covered with metal siding.

To the north of this building is a high ceiling one-story rick gymnasium which appeas to be used for storage or other town use. Its windows are also covered with metal siding. It has a shallow gabled roof, and a one-story office section on the front (east side).

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Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1937-1938

Full Inscription (unless noted above):
USA 1937-1938 WPA


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