School Gymnasium - Paoli, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 34° 49.727 W 097° 15.704
14S E 658957 N 3855433
Quick Description: The Paoli High School gymnasium was built by the WPA in 1936.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2013 1:26:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMJEK5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
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Long Description:
This gymnasium on the campus of Paoli High School faces east on Dulin Drive. It is a one-story brick building with offices on the east and south sides, and a dome roof in the gym area. Large window openings on the east side have been covered with wood boarding and painted with signs reading: "Home of the Paoli Pugs" and "Paoli Public Schools / Bound for Excellence".

Other window openings into offices have been partially filled with wood, leaving single hung windows exposed. Above the windows is a continuous row of standing brick. The entrance is slightly recessed, flanked by three-tiered brick columns which are topped with stone. Across this entrance is a course of stone, which is level with the standing brick across the front of the building. The double aluminum and glass entry doors have wood paneling above, painted blue, which reads "Paoli Gym 1936".

There is no WPA plaque we could find. Documentation comes from Page 36 of "Leaning on a Legacy - The WPA in Oklahoma" by Marjorie Barton where a photo and description appear.

This WPA Project can also be found in Berkeley's Living New Deal website database:
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Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1936

Location: High School

City: Paoli, OK

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: Not listed

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