Excerpt from Physical Features of Public School Centers: In Village and Rural Communities, Oklahoma Selecting school sites and buildings school houses and buying equipment for school plants involves an obligation - t only of an ecomic character, in that stability and utility should be given due consideration; but of an educational importance, in that accepted ideas of beauty, grace and dignity should be carried out in every detail. The education of a community is affected by its landscape and its architecture. An edifice to be set apart for the cause of education, therefore, above all other public buildings in a community, should set the pace for simplicity and taste in the matter of form and design as well as in the matter of utility and permanency. The people of a community owe it t only to themselves and to their children, but to future generations to see to it that much study and care be given to the physical features of their school plant. It is with this fact in mind that the Department of Education presents this volume to the school officers and district boards of the public schools of Oklahoma. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.