Oark School-Methodist Church

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Oark School-Methodist Church
Oark School-Methodist Church is located in Arkansas
Oark School-Methodist Church
Oark School-Methodist Church is located in the US
Oark School-Methodist Church
Location Co. Rd. 34, just north of AR 215,
Oark, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°41′28″N 93°34′16″W / 35.6912°N 93.5712°W / 35.6912; -93.5712Coordinates: 35°41′28″N 93°34′16″W / 35.6912°N 93.5712°W / 35.6912; -93.5712
Area less than one acre
Built 1923 (1923)
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman
MPS Public Schools in the Ozarks MPS
NRHP reference # 95001142[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 1995

The Oark School—Methodist Church is a historic church at the junction of Arkansas Highway 215 and County Road 34 in Oark, Arkansas. It is a rectangular single-story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof, novelty siding, and a fieldstone foundation. The gable ends of the roof are adorned with large knee brackets. Originally built c. 1923 as a collaboration between the local Methodist congregation and the school district, it served as both a public school and Methodist academy, the latter for a single season. It was used as a public school until 1938, when the district was consolidated with other area districts. It was briefly used as a school again in the 1950s, after the existing school burned down. It is now used as a community meeting hall.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Oark School-Methodist Church" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2016-05-19.