Mato Kosyk House

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Mato Kosyk House
Mato Kosyk House is located in Oklahoma
Mato Kosyk House
Mato Kosyk House is located in the US
Mato Kosyk House
Nearest city Albion, Oklahoma
Coordinates 34°40′33″N 95°7′24″W / 34.67583°N 95.12333°W / 34.67583; -95.12333Coordinates: 34°40′33″N 95°7′24″W / 34.67583°N 95.12333°W / 34.67583; -95.12333
Area less than one acre
Built 1910
NRHP Reference # 79002025[1]
Added to NRHP December 11, 1979

The Mato Kosyk House is a private residence in Albion, Oklahoma. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Mato Kosyk[edit]

Mato Kosyk (1853–1940) was a well-known poet who is considered one of the chief writers of Sorbian, a Slavic language spoken in the Lusatia region of eastern Germany. Kosyk emigrated from Lusatia to the United States during the 19th Century, eventually settling in rural Albion, due to its healthy and scenic location amidst the Kiamichi Mountains. At the time of his death Kosyk's writings were actively suppressed by the Nazi government in Germany, which considered Sorbian nationalism a threat to its regime.

The House[edit]

Kosyk's home is located approximately one-third mile west of Albion. It is a somewhat unprepossessing home, the chief architectural feature of which is a porch wrapped around two sides. The home, built in approximately 1910, features a beautiful view of the Kiamichi Mountains. The home is notable for being the sole surviving structure associated with Kosyk.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Nomination form prepared in 1979. Courtesy NRHP archive, Washington, D.C.

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