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Oklahoma gets eight new national register sites

Oklahoma has many notable places, and now, it has eight more after the Oklahoma Historial Society announced additions to its ranks. A home in Norman, an old hospital in Guthrie and a building in Arcadia are some of the OKC area locations added. 

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce eight new National Register of Historic Places listings in Oklahoma. The National Register of Historic Places is our nation’s official list of properties significant in our past.

The SHPO, through contracts with communities that participate in the Certified Local Governments program, contracted for the preparation of multiple National Register nominations in 2017. The City of Ponca City hired a qualified consultant to prepare four nominations for properties within the city limits. The four new listings in Kay County are the 101 Rodeo Arena, Attucks Community Center, James J. McGraw House and Roosevelt Elementary School.

Significant for its role in recreation and culture, the 101 Rodeo Arena has served Ponca City since 1961 and features custom design and construction. Attucks Community Center is significant for its important role in Ponca City’s African American community. The building served as the auditorium for the segregated Attucks School from 1926 to 1966. The James J. McGraw House, designed in 1910 by Solomon Layton, is an excellent local example of the Prairie style of architecture. Finally, Roosevelt Elementary School is significant both for its role in education and its Collegiate Gothic architectural style. Roosevelt Elementary School is an excellent local example of Progressive Era school design.

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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›

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