Sod House (Cleo Springs, Oklahoma)

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Sod House
Sod House (Cleo Springs, Oklahoma) is located in Oklahoma
Sod House (Cleo Springs, Oklahoma)
Nearest city Cleo Springs, Oklahoma
Coordinates 36°28′17″N 98°25′23″W / 36.47139°N 98.42306°W / 36.47139; -98.42306Coordinates: 36°28′17″N 98°25′23″W / 36.47139°N 98.42306°W / 36.47139; -98.42306
Built 1894
Architect McCully,Marshall
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 70000526[1][2]
Added to NRHP September 29, 1970

The Sod House, which is also known as Marshall McCully Sod House, is a sod house located in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma approximately four miles north of Cleo Springs, Oklahoma.[3][4]

History[edit]

The Sod House was built by Marshal McCully in 1894.[3] Sod houses were constructed by settlers of southern and western Oklahoma Territory because there was not enough timber to build wooden houses.[5] The sod house near Cleo Springs is the only remaining sod house in Oklahoma that was built by settlers.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1] The Sod House Museum (under the Oklahoma Historical Society) maintains the structure.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Oklahoma's National Register Handbook, Oklahoma City: State Historic Preservation Office--Oklahoma Historical Society, January 1, 2015. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Sod House Museum," Oklahoma Historical Society, Accessed March 10, 2015.
  4. ^ Oklahoma's National Register Handbook, Oklahoma City: State Historic Preservation Office--Oklahoma Historical Society, January 1, 2015. Accessed March 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Heisch, Melvena Thurman. "Sod House," Oklahoma Encyclopedia of History and Culture, 2009. Accessed March 10, 2015.

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