Brantley Elementary School(Creative Commons, 2017)
“The greatest legacy of the WPA in Oklahoma may be the hundreds of WPA-built buildings that are still in use. To most citizens, the public buildings are the most visible remains of a work relief program that truly benefited the taxpayers both at the time and generations later.”
“More schools were built by WPA in Oklahoma than in any other state. The Final Report lists 825 new school buildings and 185 substantial additions to existing schools. The number of school projects made up nearly one-half of the public buildings constructed with WPA funds. Other buildings constructed by WPA totaled 1,309.”
“The Antlers school complex was recommended for the National Register. In addition to one classroom with a fireplace, the school has a unique WPA bronze emblem embedded in the front entry sidewalk. Stone work at Brantley School in Antlers is superior.”
–Leaning on a Legacy
Marjorie Barton, _Leaning on a Legacy: The WPA in Oklahoma_, Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2008. Pg. 25.
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