Ozark Community Building – Ozark MO


“Constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Ozark Community Building was dedicated in July of 1933. The material used for the exterior walls of the building is native fieldstone, referred to locally as “giraffe stone.” The Community Building became obsolete when the City opened the new Ozark Community Center in 2009. While the building has a sensitive owner in the Christian County Museum and Historical Society, it has now been vacant for a number of years. Several areas of its fieldstone walls are in need of re-pointing, and the roof is compromised and leaking. Lack of interior environmental control has caused moisture and humidity to create an unhealthy atmosphere. A fundraising drive to fix the roof, plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning has begun so that the Museum can eventually get an occupancy permit. It is hoped that listing on Missouri’s Most Endangered will develop a public awareness of the challenges to this property and emphasize to former and current residents of Ozark the importance of restoration/renovation of this important historic resource.”   (http://www.preservemo.org/)

The above text says the building was dedicated in 1933, the building cornerstone says 1934.


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Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on June 12, 2013.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Location Info

100 East Elm St.
Ozark, MO 65721

Coordinates: 37.019903799886436, -93.20486887112924

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