High School (former) – Chandler OK

Description

“The former Chandler High School, located at 515 Steele in the northwest section of Chandler was constructed by the WPA during a three-three period beginning in 1940, at a cost of almost $110,000.

This is a beautiful building in the Art Moderne style, accentuating the horizontal lines…

It is a beautiful building, even today. At the entrance on the east side, and the doors on the north and south are cast ornamental plaques depicting various school-related activities. There are also etched quotations.

The school opened on September 7, 1942 and remained open until 1994. When the school closed, the building continued to house the district administrative offices, as well as a Chandler School District museum. We were unable to ascertain whether the offices and museum still occupy this building.”   (http://www.waymarking.com)

Source notes

1) http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9ZP1_WPA_Chandler_High_School_Chandler_OK
2) NRHP Nomination: http://www.ocgi.okstate.edu/shpo/nhrpdfs/96000372.pdf

Project originally submitted by hamquilter on November 9, 2013.

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Location Info


5th St. and Steele Ave.
Chandler, OK 74834

Coordinates: 35.7057483, -96.882071

One comment on “High School (former) – Chandler OK

  1. Avatar Shane Massie

    The building is now owned by a local non-profit preservation society. No administrative offices or museums are in the building. A new alumni building has been built a block South of this building. The detached gymnasium is still being used for some activities.

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