Community Hall – Purcell OK

Description

“The Purcell Community Hall is a single story rectangular building (51’ X 104’) and is constructed of dark red native sandstone laid in a cob web pattern.  The masonry is splendid…On the front a limestone frieze and water table line provide decorative relief, as does the segmental arch entryway…

Reminiscent of a National Guard Armory, it has a style unlike any other civic center constructed by the WPA in Oklahoma…That it was constructed early in the life of the WPA program, when the skills of workers still lacked refinement, makes the structure even more unique…The Community Hall is notable because it became a central focus of community life and activity for the next 50 years.”

The building is still standing, but it is not known whether it is still functioning as a community building or not.

Source notes

Oklahoma Historic Preservation Survey, OSU, 502 Math-Science Bldg., Stillwater, OK

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on June 8, 2013.

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Location Info


2nd Ave. and Adams St.
Purcell, OK 73080

Coordinates: 35.014630043348895, -97.36056160608211

2 comments on “Community Hall – Purcell OK

  1. Sharon Thompson

    July 2013 – the building was occupied by the Purcell Senior Citizen Center. I will be submitting this building to Waymarking.com and it should be approved and posted shortly. I will cross-reference my posting to your listing. Thank you. hamquilter

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