National Register Properties in Oklahoma

CHANDLER ARMORY

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DESCRIPTION: THE CHANDLER ARMORY IS AN EXCELLENT INTACT EXAMPLE OF WPA ARCHITECTURE AND IS IMPORTANT FOR ITS ROLE IN THE PREPAREDNESS OF THE SECOND BATTALION OF THE 160TH FIELD ARTILLERY OF THE OKLAHOMA NATIONAL GUARD, 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION. THE ARMORY IS A SINGLE-STORY RECTANGULAR BUILDING CLAD IN NATIVE SANDSTONE. THE BUILDING IS NOW HOME TO THE ROUTE 66 INTERPRETIVE CENTER. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER, 3/14/1991.

NR ID Number 91000276

Historic Name

CHANDLER ARMORY

Current Name

ROUTE 66 INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Project Name 

WPA BUILDING IN OKLAHOMA
Latitude 35.70959
Longitude -96.87696

Address

CORNER OF MICKEY CLARKSON AVENUE AND 1ST STREET

City

CHANDLER

County

LINCOLN

County code

081

Lot

Block

Section 9, NE4, NE4, NE4, NE4

Township

14N

Range

4E
Type BUILDING
Historic Function  DEFENSE: ARMS STORAGE
Current Function RECREATION/CULTURE: MUSEUM
Area Significance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 SOCIAL HISTORY
Architect / Builder BRYAN NOLAN - SUPERVISING ARCHITECT / WPA - BUILDER
Date Prepared  10/3/1990
Year Built 1935
Original Site  YES
Architectural  Style OTHER (WPA STANDARDIZED STYLE)
Roof Material  ASPHALT
Wall Material STONE
Window Material  METAL
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Detail
Condition GOOD

 
Comments:-
DOCUMENTATION SOURCES (CONT): THE CHANDLER NEWS-PUBLICIST, 5/1935 - 3/1937; KENNY A FRANKS, CITIZEN SOLDIERS: OKLAHOMA'S NATIONAL GUARD, NORMAN: UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS, 1983; HISTORICAL ANNUAL: NATIONAL GUARD OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA, 1938, BATON ROUGE: ARMY AND NAVY PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1938.

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