State Armory - Chickasha, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 03.059 W 097° 56.532
14S E 596467 N 3879208
Quick Description: This armory, on the west side of downtown Chickasha, is currently the YMCA.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 1/4/2011 2:43:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMAEDV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
Views: 5

Long Description:
The formidable native sandstone building located at 715 W. Chickasha Avenue was built in 1936 by the WPA. It was the home of the 189th Field Artillery. A photo in the gallery shows the armory as it was in the 1950s. Where today a YMCA sign is erected, formerly, the 45th Infantry "Thunderbird" proudly emblazoned the front of this building.

In 1936, the American Legion Post No. 54 also called this building home.

Today it houses the Chickasha Area YMCA. Where four large overhead doors flanked the main entrance, those areas are now infilled with glass blocks. A metal plaque on the building reads: "State Armory/Built by the Works Progress Administration/1936/W.S. Key/State Administrator."

Another plaque to the west of the main entrance reads: "Honoring/the citizens who/donated this site/Battery B, 189th F.A./1936."
Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1936

Location: Downtown Chickasha, OK

City: Chickasha, OK

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: Not listed

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