Post Office – Vinita OK

Description

The historic post office in Vinita, Oklahoma was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses New Deal artwork inside, was completed in 1939 and is still in use today.

Source notes

Park and Markowitz, Democratic Vistas, Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal, 1984.

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on February 16, 2013.

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Location Info


120 E. Illinois Ave.
Vinita, OK 74301

Coordinates: 36.638673, -95.154135

One comment on “Post Office – Vinita OK

  1. To Whom It May Concern:

    I enjoyed seeing the photos of the Vinita Post Office while it was under construction. When driving from the East Coast back to the West Coast my parents, my brother, and I spent the night in its basement as a tornado passed through the area in May of 1957. I believe it was the night of May 20th. The event is documented in my mother’s diary.

    C.Y.
    Santa Barbara, California

    P.S. I believe the main P.O. here in Santa Barbara was built in 1937, perhaps a WPA project as the construction of the Vinita P.O. may have been. Significant relief sculptures adorn it’s interior walls.

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