Agawam Gym - Agawam, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 34° 53.033 W 097° 57.170
14S E 595692 N 3860666
Quick Description: More recently known as Agawam Mercantile, the building is currently vacant and the grounds overgrown.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 3/25/2014 10:53:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMKDDD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
Views: 5

Long Description:
The school Gymnasium at Agawam (pronounced by the locals "Egg'-Wom", is a rectangular building constructed of red brick by the WPA in 1935. Trees and ground cover have grown up around the building and it is very difficult to approach or photograph. For several years recently, the building was used by an antiques and collectables business, Agawam Mercantile. The gym is located on Highway 81, just south of CR 1470.

The main entrance, facing east has double metal doors, with projected stone pillars to each side. Above the doors a modern-looking, stylized "GYM" is engraved into a stone panel.

A concrete plaque has been placed on one wall, apparently in 1995, which reads:

19 - Dist. 58 - 38
WPA
1935
Agawam School Board
R.S. Duke - W.S. Berry
F.F. Helms
19 - H.E. & A.L. Suida - 95

Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1935

City: Agawam, OK

Condition: In need of renovation/repair

Location: Not listed

Website for additional information: Not listed

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