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United States Post Office Nowata, Oklahoma
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 42.037 W 095° 38.359
15S E 264222 N 4064908
Quick Description: Noweata people called the town after themselves, but the railroad workers pronounced it Nowata, and the Federal Government made it so...
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2018 6:49:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMZKN0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

County of Post Office: Nowata County
Location of Post Office: 109 N. Pine St., Nowata
Architect: Woody Crumbo & Louis Simon
Architectural Style: Art Deco
Phone: (918) 273-1681

"The United States Post Office in Nowata, Oklahoma was built in 1938 on the northwest corner of North Pine and West Cherokee Street in downtown Nowata. It occupies a hill location, and its situation places it in proximity to one of the town's early residential districts located just one block up the hill to the west. The post office has a deep setback and except for the south elevation, is surrounded by very little grass or shrubs. There are three sizable trees on the south and a wide band of grass between the post office and the street. An alley separates the post office from property to the west, and on the north elevation there is a parking area and loading zone. A small shrub marks the northeast corner of the building, and there is a small patch of grass between the stairs to the entrance and this corner. On the street side of the sidewalk at the northeast and southeast corners of the building there are two more patches of grass. There is a flagpole on the southeast corner. A loading dock has been added on the north elevation. Except for this, the footprint of the building is square. A freestanding metal shed with a gambrel roof stands adjacent to the post office on the southwest corner.

"Designed in the Art Deco style, the post office is a modest, single-story buff brick building with a raised basement. It has a simple, symmetrical fagade with a central entrance flanked on either side by two large windows. The most distinctive part of the fagade consists of three recessed gray-colored concrete panels above the entrance and the adjacent windows. From left to right, these panels carry the imprinted designs of a train, plane, and boat all emblems of transportation expressing not only the mobility of the mail, but, more importantly, the modernity of the postal system. More gray-colored concrete frames the entire opening around the entrance and adjacent windows and provides an attractive contrast to the brick cladding. Decorative brickwork continues the framing effect and creates the impression that the bricks surrounding these openings are recessed. A narrow horizontal band of concrete tops these three openings and encircles the building. In the wall space above this band and centered above the entrance are the words "UNITED STATES POST OFFICE" and, below them in smaller lettering, "NOWATA, OKLAHOMA." The top of the building is distinguished by continuous concrete coping." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

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