(Former) Post Office - Claremore, OK 74017
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 36° 18.687 W 095° 36.907
15S E 265211 N 4021667
Quick Description: Once the Claremore post office, this building is currently vacant.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2015 2:23:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMNNNW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
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Long Description:
This is a one-story building with a flat roof and Art Deco architecture. It was constructed in 1935 with federal Treasury Dept. funding. Originally housing the post office, the building later became a federal office building. In 2003 it was purchased by the Cherokee Nation, and appears to be vacant at the present time.

The building has a white stucco covering, with tile coping and a decorative band approximately two feet below the roofline, painted in a tan color. The single windows are two-over-two double hung, with stone sills. Above each window is a small inset panel painted in the contrasting color. A 3-foot high, tan colored strip encircles the building at ground level. The main entrance facing Missouri Street has double metal doors with a fixed transom, with a seven-step staircase with block sidewalls. The surround is stone, painted tan. Two circular metal seals flank the entry, and the words "Federal Building / Claremore, Oklahoma" are spelled in metal letters above the entrance. A 1960's Fallout Shelter sign on the north wall shows it had a capacity for 30 occupants in the basement.

An older photo of the building when it was a post office can be seen on the Living New Deal website showing an arched entrance surround and different window panes and doors. (visit link)
Type of structure:: Stand alone

re-enter Zip Code here:: 74017

Current Status:: Former Historic Location

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