El Reno High School

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El Reno High School
ElRenoHighSchool.jpg
Address
407 S. Choctaw
El Reno, Oklahoma
United States
Coordinates 35°31′48″N 97°57′16″W / 35.5299°N 97.9544°W / 35.5299; -97.9544Coordinates: 35°31′48″N 97°57′16″W / 35.5299°N 97.9544°W / 35.5299; -97.9544
Information
Established 1911 (1911)
School district El Reno Public Schools
Principal Pat Liticker
Faculty 45
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 800
Color(s) navy blue and white
Website
El Reno High School
Architect Layton & Smith, S. Wemyss
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 00000179[1]
Added to NRHP March 30, 2000

El Reno High School is a school building in El Reno, Oklahoma.

Architectural history[edit]

El Reno High School, located at 407 South Choctaw, is a 2 12-story horizontally massed, detached building (two stories over raised basement). Measuring 175 feet east-west and 132 feet north-south, the building is oriented in an east-west direction, with the main (1911) entrance facing west on South Choctaw. The school is located in a mixed-use area, with residential areas to the west and southwest, and commercial areas to the north and east.

The building was constructed in two phases. The west half, or El Reno High School proper, constructed in 1911, was designed by the Oklahoma City firm of Layton and Smith, Oklahoma's premier architects and designers of the Oklahoma State Capitol as well as many public schools. The east half, originally built for junior high school classes, was designed by an unknown architect and was constructed in 1925-1926.

In style, the El Reno High School building incorporates many of the elements of Late Gothic Revival as applied to public buildings, also known as Collegiate Gothic, and resembles later buildings designed by Layton and Smith, such as Bizzell Memorial Library.[2] The major features of this building include: flat roof with raised, shaped, and/or castellated parapet; towers with long, narrow "princess" windows; pinnacles rising from parapets or towers; and polychrome surfaces, or contrasting brick and stone work, with stone work forming copings, window and door hoods, arches, horizontal bands or water tables, and quoins. In general the two defining characteristics of the building were the decorative stonework and, before alteration, the windows. Bedford Indiana Limestone creates hood moldings that accentuate the openings and bands that emphasize the horizontal arches.

Athletics[edit]

Notable achievements[edit]

  • Basketball State Champions in 1921, 1924, 1926, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1949, and 1953. Runners up in 1920, 1930, 1935, 1936, 1959, 1998, and 2011
  • Golf State Champions in 1987 and runners up in 1997
  • Baseball State Champions in 1967, 1991 and 1992
  • Wrestling Dual State Champions from 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 and State Champions from 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Dual State runners up in 1995
  • Runners up in Oklahoma State Football Championship in 1956, 1957, 1967, 1981, 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ http://www.ocgi.okstate.edu/shpo/shpopic.asp?id=00000179