Post Office - Watonga, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 50.723 W 098° 24.794
14S E 552987 N 3966958
Quick Description: The Watonga Post Office was constructed as a New Deal project, under the PWP
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2015 8:55:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMNZGA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
The post office in Watonga is located at 121 N. Noble Avenue in the downtown area, and serves this city of about 3000 people. It was constructed in 1936-1937 by the PWP, a New Deal program to put people to work building roads, post offices and schools.

This is a one-story red brick building, with a side to side gable roof covered in composition shingles. The entrance is on the east and consists of a 6-step staircase with iron railings leading to a double aluminum and glass doorway, with sidelights and a fixed transom. Above the entrance is a multi-paned fanlight. The windows throughout are 9 over 9 single hung.

In the lobby, the original wood door into the postmaster's office offers a peak into the past. Above that door is a WPA mural, added in 1941. The mural is titled Roman Nose Canyon, and was painted by Edith Mahier, a University of Oklahoma student who won the commission to paint this mural.
Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1936

City: Watonga

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: [Web Link]

Location: Not listed

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