Will Rogers High School

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Will Rogers High School

 

 

3909 East 5th Place
Built: 1938

 

 

GPS

N 36 09.161

W 95 56.030
 


This school was designed by Leon B. Senter and Joseph R. Koberling, Jr. Typical of PWA period Art Deco, this school was featured in a Time magazine article "outlining the high school pattern of the future" in which it was called "a model progressive high school" in "one of the most progressive school systems in the study."

 


The elaborate buff brick school features two large towers at the front corners of a large main block of classrooms. The towers are supported by stepped pilasters with ornate details in terra cotta "capitals". Panels above the double doors feature Will Rogerís life in two phases. One depicts his cowboy days with a horse, roped steer, and the prairie, and the other his movie days with a reel camera, airplane, and polo rider. The school has an auditorium designed to serve 1,500 students.

the short description was prepared by the Tulsa Preservation Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Frnka Jr. Memorial Field

 

 


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