Jim Thorpe Stadium Complex – Shawnee OK

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Between 1936 and 1939 the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Jim Thorpe Stadium Complex at Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Oklahoma. In 2010 Shawnee voters approved a $3 million bond issue in order to renovate part of the complex. As a result the WPA-constructed rock wall and a sandstone clubhouse that had been built later were demolished.

Hamquilters Waymarking webpage for the Jim Thorpe Stadium describes it in the following way:

“…This stadium…is built with steel reinforced concrete and brick. It stands 24 tiers on the field side. All of the stadium windows have been covered with wood. The lower windows have brick sills, and the upper windows have brick sills and concrete lintels. The brick has been painted a cream color.”



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1001 N. Kennedy Ave.
Shawnee, OK 74801

Coordinates: 35.341365, -96.937762

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