Federal Building - Claremore, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 36° 18.687 W 095° 36.907
15S E 265211 N 4021667
Quick Description: This building was originally the Claremore post office.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2015 2:07:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMNNNP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
This is an 8800 square foot, one-story building with a flat roof and Art Deco architecture. It was constructed in 1935 with federal Treasury Dept. funding, and built by H.W. Underhill Construction Co. Originally housing the post office, the building later became a federal office building. In 2003 it was purchased by the Cherokee Nation, and appears to be vacant at the present time.

The building has a white stucco covering, with tile coping and a decorative band approximately two feet below the roofline, painted in a tan color. The single windows are two-over-two double hung, with stone sills. Above each window is a small inset panel painted in the contrasting color. A 3-foot high, tan colored strip encircles the building at ground level. The main entrance facing Missouri Street has double metal doors with a fixed transom, with a seven-step staircase with block sidewalls. The surround is stone, painted tan. Two circular metal seals flank the entry, and the words "Federal Building / Claremore, Oklahoma" are spelled in metal letters above the entrance. A 1960's Fallout Shelter sign on the north wall shows it had a capacity for 30 occupants in the basement.

An older photo of the building when it was a post office can be seen on the Living New Deal website showing an arched entrance surround and different window panes and doors. (visit link)
Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1935

City: Claremore, OK

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: [Web Link]

Location: Not listed

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