Cotton Storage House


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The Kinta cotton house is one of the few remaining examples of the octagonal gin buildings constructed during the heyday of the cotton industry in Oklahoma. Listed in the National Register of Historical Places in 1980 #80003263.


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Off OK 2, Kinta, Oklahoma.


35.117012350086654, -95.23242932753698
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Listed with the National Register of Historical Places
Cotton Storage House (added 1980 - Structure - #80003263)
  • Historic Significance: Event
  • Area of Significance: Agriculture, Economics
  • Period of Significance: 1900-1924
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
  • Historic Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility
  • Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use
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From NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES INVENTORY -- NOMINATION FORM 1979

... The Kinta cotton house is one of the few remaining examples of the octagonal gin buildings constructed during the heyday of the cotton industry in Oklahoma. This structure was built around 1904 when cotton was the major crop for southeastern part of Oklahoma. Cotton production dominated agriculture in southern Oklahoma in the 1910s and 1920s, during which time there were over 1,000 gins in the state. Cotton contributed to the development of Oklahoma as a foremost state. From 1926 until 1952 when the gin finally shut down, it was operated by the Choctaw Cotton Oil Company.

It was one of three gins in the Kinta area and was extremely active until the late 1930s when a combination of drought, depression, and the suspension of railroad operations through Kinta destroyed the cotton economy of the region. The gin continued to operate through the 1940s, but eventually the change from a cotton economy forced it to cease operation. The gin and the equipment were sold and the gin buildings were destroyed, but the cotton house remained. The building stands as a testament to the changing agriculture and architecture of the twentieth century. ...

* GPS converted from UTM 15 N 296560 3888300 found in above PDF: 35.117012350086654, -95.23242932753698

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