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Chandler Armory

Junction of Mickey Clarkson Avenue & 1st, Chandler

The Chandler Armory, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed by the Works Progress Administration, and the project provided work for unemployed laborers and stimulated the local economy. The building is an excellent example of WPA architecture and is built of native sandstone. The armory was the home of the Oklahoma National Guard, 45th Infantry Division's Battery F, Second Battalion of the 160th Field Artillery, which played an important role in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy during World War II. Today, the armory houses the Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center. Travelers of all ages will delight in the nostalgic trip down "The Mother Road" experienced through videos portraying Oklahoma's part in the formation of the sights and sounds that are Route 66. Visitors will experience an entertaining "drive" from the 1920's through current-day Oklahoma on what author John Steinbeck called, in his classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath, our "Mother Road," Route 66. For information about hours of operation and admission fees, call 405/258-1300 or visit http://www.route66interpretivecenter.org.