Harn Park Benches – Oklahoma City OK

Description

“Alice Harn Park is located at 13th and Shartel. The land was donated as a gift to the children of Oklahoma City in 1910. The park is a green belt – a long strip with two circular ends, much like a barbell.

At the south end of the park, a native stone wall has been constructed. The wall is approximately four feet high and twelve feet long, with a center section which rises another three feet. The wall and bench area are accessed by wide, two-tiered stone steps. Facing this wall are two large semi-circular stone benches. To the south of this area a shallow amphitheater has been formed, using several concentric circular stone walks/seating. On the north side of the wall, a circular stone strip forms a garden area with a stone platform on which a sculpture of a child stands. None of these items are marked as WPA, however, this area appears on a listing of WPA projects in Oklahoma in the book Leaning on a Legacy – WPA Projects in Oklahoma” by Marjorie Barton.”   (waymarking.com)

Source notes

1) http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMEXH5_Stone_Benches_at_Harn_Park_Oklahoma_City_OK
2) Barton, Marjorie, and Bob Burke. 2008. Leaning on a Legacy: The WPA in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma Heritage Association.

Project originally submitted by hamquilter on November 29, 2013.

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Location Info


Classen Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Coordinates: 35.483807, -97.527191

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