Roosevelt Elementary School

National Register nomination for Roosevelt Elementary School, an excellent example of a Progressive-Era elementary school associated with Ponca City’s early twentieth development as a petroleum refining center in Oklahoma. Constructed in 1931, the Roosevelt Elementary School retains features and finishes that communicate its historic function as a Progressive Era school. Local Ponca City architect, G. J. Cannon, designed the Collegiate Gothic style school to incorporate the physical manifestation of the major tenets of the Progressive Era, specifically the emphasis on hygiene and permanent, fireproof construction.


815 East Highland Avenue<br> Ponca City, OK