Jackson School (Enid, Oklahoma)

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Jackson School
Jackson School Enid.jpg
Jackson School (Enid, Oklahoma) is located in Oklahoma
Jackson School (Enid, Oklahoma)
Jackson School (Enid, Oklahoma) is located in the US
Jackson School (Enid, Oklahoma)
Location 415 E. Illinois, Enid, Oklahoma
Coordinates 36°23′7″N 97°49′42″W / 36.38528°N 97.82833°W / 36.38528; -97.82833Coordinates: 36°23′7″N 97°49′42″W / 36.38528°N 97.82833°W / 36.38528; -97.82833
Built 1936
Architect R.W. Shaw
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Colonial Revival[1]
NRHP Reference # 89000848
Added to NRHP 1989

Jackson School, built in 1936, is located in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma and listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1989. It is one of three Mission/Spanish Colonial buildings in Enid.[1] The other two are the 1928 Rock Island Depot, also listed on the register, and the Ehly house, constructed in 1929 for local J.C. Penney's manager, Gus Ehly.[2] The building is constructed using buff brick and cast stone decorative molding. It has two arched entry ways with red tile shed roofs, a Greek cross in the upper middle section, and cement staircases. The building encompasses Block 16 of Enid's Southern Heights second addition.[1] Its architect Roy Shaw also designed several other Enid school buildings including Enid High School, Adams, Garfield, Roosevelt, and Longfellow.[3] Jackson school served as an all-white school until Enid's schools integrated in 1959. From 1967 to 1969, Jackson and neighboring George Washington Carver, formerly an all-black school, split grades 1-3 and 4-6, respectively, between the two schools, until both were closed in 1969.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination for Jackson School, #89000848 (PDF), National Park Service, 1989 
  2. ^ "Roy Norris Designer and Builder of Better Homes, Enid: 1919-1940", EnidHistory.org, LLC, 2004
  3. ^ "Architectural/Historical Survey of Certain Parts of Enid," Meacham and Associates, 1992, page 15
  4. ^ Historic Resources Survey of the Southern Heights/East Park Project Area, Pt.2, 1997, page 13