Way Park Amphitheater – Drumright OK

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This Works Progress Administration (WPA) amphitheater was built ca. 1935-36. A 1985 National Register nomination form for Creek County described the site: “This amphitheater is a two-story, rectangular (35′ x 25′) structure constructed of cut, coursed, and rusticated native stone of buff color. Pilaster strips on the back give the building an art deco flavor. The stage is concrete and has been painted white. The concrete seats have been removed…

Construction of this amphitheater reflected the cultural interests of the WPA and gave some economic security to many destitute laborers in the area. The project infused wages of some 120,000 man-hours of labor into the local economy and helped to preserve main street. Once finished, the entertainment and celebrations that took place because of this WPA project helped to raise morale and ease tensions during the economic crises.”

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Location Info


Way Park
Drumright, OK 74030

Coordinates: 35.989632, -96.603588

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