Samaritans Food Pantry – Pauls Valley OK

Description

This building was constructed as a community center in 1938 by the National Youth Administration (NYA) (which was a branch of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)).  

It is a craftsman-style, one-story, T-shaped building constructed of native stone and wood. The front entrance has a porch and double doors. Above the door are the letters N Y A.

There is an NYA cornerstone at the building’s southeast corner.  It reads:

National Youth Administration
Community Building
Erected 1938
Huston A. Wright, Dir NYA for Okla.
Mason Hart, Mayor
James Kelley, Eng. City Com.
Hardin Ray, Dir. – Grey Garter
C.B. Alexander, Co. Supt. – Lee Perkins
Luther Lail, Bldg. Supt. – Lee Layton
Advisory Committee
Roy Ambrister, Chair.
A.E. Clark – Bud Harrison
E. D. Williams – John W. Holmes
G.F. Wacker – J.A. Lollar
The building was occupied by the Washita Valley Museum for several years, but it was vacant in 2013.  It now houses the Pauls Valley Samaritans Food Pantry.

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Location Info


Park Rd and Highway 77
Pauls Valley, OK 73075

Location notes: The building is located on Highway 77, where it curves northwest of Paul's Valley.

Coordinates: 34.745796, -97.230831

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