Stone Benches at Harn Park - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 29.031 W 097° 31.634
14S E 633601 N 3927699
Quick Description: This is an example of WPA-built structures for recreational purposes only.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2012 9:17:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMEXH5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
Views: 4

Long Description:
Alice Harn Park is located at 13th and Shartel. The land was donated as a gift to the children of Oklahoma City in 1910. The park is a green belt - a long strip with two circular ends, much like a barbell.

At the south end of the park, a native stone wall has been constructed. The wall is approximately four feet high and twelve feet long, with a center section which rises another three feet. The wall and bench area are accessed by wide, two-tiered stone steps. Facing this wall are two large semi-circular stone benches. To the south of this area a shallow amphitheater has been formed, using several concentric circular stone walks/seating. On the north side of the wall, a circular stone strip forms a garden area with a stone platform on which a sculpture of a child stands. None of these items are marked as WPA, however, this area appears on a listing of WPA projects in Oklahoma in the book Leaning on a Legacy - WPA Projects in Oklahoma" by Marjorie Barton.

Project type: Park structure/building (other than lodge)

Date built or created: 1930s

Location: Alice Harn Park

City: Oklahoma City

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: Not listed

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