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Wagoner Armory

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Area  less than one acre
Architect  Nolen, Bryan W.; WPA
Opened  1938
Built  1937-1938
NRHP Reference #  94000490
Added to NRHP  20 May 1994
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Location  509 E. Cherokee St., Wagoner, Oklahoma
Architectural style  Works Progress Administration
Similar  Frederick Parkinson House, John W Gibson House, Cobb Building, St James Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church

The Wagoner Armory, also known as National Guard Armory, was built in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration in order to make jobs for unemployed workers in the area. The Oklahoma National Guard used the building since it was built, until it was abandoned along with 58 other armories in the state of Oklahoma after they were ordered to be closed in 2006 by the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

The Wagoner Armory, like many other armories, was contaminated with lead from bullets fired in their underground rifle ranges and from asbestos. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality cleaned the facility up as part of its Site Cleanup Assistance Program.

The municipal government of Wagoner, Oklahoma took over ownership on October 22, 2009.

The city is not exactly sure what their plans are for the armory but they are thinking about letting different groups use it, such as some senior citizen groups.

References

Wagoner Armory Wikipedia


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