Wednesday, March 23, 2011

National Guard Armory - Clinton and Weatherford

Do you ever drive by great old buildings and wonder about their history. I love seeing the beautiful works of art that have shaped our history. These two great examples of old buildings were projects of WPA - Works Progress Administration renamed Works Projects Administration in 1939.

Both of these armory buildings were added to the National Register of Historic places in 1994. The Architect for both was Bryan W. Nolan. The Clinton, Oklahoma building was built in 1937 and the Weatherford, Oklahoma building research shows it was built between 1935 and 1937.
This is the National Guard Armory in Clinton, Oklahoma. Just look at the details on the building!
All of the white stone strips and diamond shapes added to the brick structure show art deco styling used in many WPA projects.
This next building is the National Guard Armory in Weatherford, Oklahoma.
Though not exactly the same, the building details are very much alike on both structures.
Check out the National Guard Armory in a community near you and see if you find the same WPA features as these two buildings.

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