National Guard Armory (former) – Pawnee OK

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“The Pawnee Armory in Pawnee County, Oklahoma, United States, is a single story rectangular building measuring 149′ x 237′. It was built of native stone by the Works Progress administration. According to the plaque…it was completed in 1936, though the application form for the National Historic Places Registration form indicates it was finished in 1937. It originally housed the Oklahoma National Guard.”   (wikipedia)

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Location Info


1st St. and Cleveland St.
Pawnee, OK 74058

Coordinates: 36.33253268198435, -96.79534773491821

One comment on “National Guard Armory (former) – Pawnee OK

  1. James Tate

    I have an event to tell about the Pawnee WPA building near downtown on Highway 18, at the bottom of Standpipe Hill. As a 7 year-old in 1935, construction was underway for the building and they had trenches dug for the foundation. My brother John and sister Florence played Hide-and-Seek one evening, in the trenches. I was running as fast as I could and my head struck a tight cord stretched across the trench. Bang! It flipped me on my back, and my head must’ve dented the bottom of the trench. I saw stars (not in the sky). It made an impression that I’ve never forgotten even though that was over 80 years ago. Sorry I have no pictures.
    My dad had a saying about WPA. He said it meant We Piddle Along. I believe the town uses the bldg. as a maintenance site now.
    James Tate, Tulsa

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