Irving School - Duncan, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 34° 29.678 W 097° 57.826
14S E 595137 N 3817490
Quick Description: Built in 1935, this school has undergone numerous structural changes over the years.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2013 9:40:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMJTNF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
Views: 1

Long Description:
Irving School, located at 12th and Sycamore in Duncan is currently a Pre-K Center and Head Start program. The School was a WPA project, built in 1935 as a two-story school, with an appropriation of $23,576. In 1966, the second story was removed and additional construction was completed on the first floor.

This brick building has windows set in pairs, with a belt course of darker brick beneath the windows. On the upper wall, a row of darker standing brick adds visual appeal. The school faces east with a double-door entry in a portion of the building which was added in the 1960s.

The Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory provides the following information on this building:

RVING SCHOOL, DUNCAN, OK, WAS ORIGINALLY A TWO STORY BUILDING. OF THE WPA GRADESCHOOLS (IRVING, LEE, EMERSON), IRVING IS THE ONLY ONE USING THE ORIGINAL BUILDING, THE OTHERS WERE RAZED IN THE MIDDLE 60'S WHEN NEW BUILDINGS WERE BUILT. IN 1966, RENOVATION WAS IN FULL FORCE - 2ND STORY TAKEN OFF, THE FRONT SECTION BETWEEN THE TWO WINGS WAS CONSTRUCTED - SINCE THEN WINDOWS HAVE BEEN REPLACED, CEILINGS LOWERED AND NEW BUILDINGS (CLASSROOMS, AUDITORIUM) BUILT. THE TREES AND PIPE RAILING HAVE BEEN REMOVED (LATE 70'S EARLY 80'S?)
Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1935

Location: ResidentialL: 12th & Sycamore

City: Duncan, OK

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
To help give a different perspective and to better the waymark for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the waymark.

Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest WPA Projects
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.