- Poteau, OK
- Site Type:
- Civic Facilities, Community Centers
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
Built in 1937 to re-start a floundering city library system, to be staffed by Works Progress Administration librarians. Building continued to serve as the library until the 1960s. Currently in private ownership.
Built of rusticated sandstone and unusual in the fact that the main entry in on the second floor. A pair of stone staircases provide front-door access. Adjacent to the building is on overgrown park with BBQ pits and picnic tables. It’s unclear whether the park was part of the WPA construction.
National Register Nomination Form, https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/1a08ea77-6ff8-4920-81b5-e14bcce8bbc7/?branding=NRHP
Site originally submitted by Barbara Pendleton on March 23, 2023.
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