Duncan Public Library - Duncan, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 34° 30.326 W 097° 57.383
14S E 595803 N 3818693
Quick Description: This library building is one of quite a few WPA projects in the town of Duncan.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2013 9:07:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMG6Z7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
Views: 3

Long Description:
This one-story buff brick building, located at 301 N. 8th Street, was constructed by the WPA, as were several local school buildings. A bronze plaque at the entrance show it was constructed in 1937, however, the NRHP nomination form shows 1939. The Colonial Revival style was used, in lieu of the typical native stone construction. The architect was Kenneth T. Price.

The building is L-shaped and contains 2984 square feet. The east facade is symmetrical, with a 13-foot wide gabled, covered portico with four Corinthian columns. Four steps lead up to the entrance which is a wood, raised-panel door with sidelights and fixed transoms. Flanking this entrance on each side are three 9/9 double hung windows with brick sills and lintels.

The building has a gabled roof with composition shingles, and sits on a concrete foundation. On the south side, the center window has a wood and brick lined arch header. A wrought iron balconette frames the lower one-third of this window.

In 1954 or 1955, the building was upgraded to include central heating. At that time, the original wood floors were covered with linoleum. The building is currently the home of the Stephens County Genealogical Society Library, which is open Mon-Fri from 9-5 and contains numerous personal and business records for public access. The building was placed on the National Register in 1999 (#99001427).
Project type: Other

Date built or created: 1937 / 1939 ?

City: Duncan, OK

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: [Web Link]

Location: Not listed

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