Preservation OK Endangered Places

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City/Town: Oklahoma City
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Each year since 1993, Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. has published a list of Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Historic Places. Abandoned Oklahoma and Preservation OK are partnering up this year to document these locations to help raise awareness. Lists over the past 16 years have shown incredible diversity in the types of sites and preservation challenges they recognize, and this year’s list is no different. Some sites on this list have been seen before and continue to need advocacy and attention. Other sites are new to the list this year, presenting new challenges to be met.

Each of the places exists within the bigger picture of historic preservation. When the lists from past years and from the current year are laid out, countless themes and categories, along with losses and successes, present themselves.

In recognition of this, we have attempted this year to highlight specific places that represent larger preservation issues. While several places on this year’s list are undeniably unique, many of them also could be found in dozens of cities and towns across the state, or even the country. While they have unique identities, they are part of a larger history, and also part of a larger challenge for the work of preservationists.

Hopefully, sites on this year’s list will gain the attention, momentum, and support needed to move them to the “Saved!” category on coming lists. More than that, hopefully this year’s list will motivate individuals and communities across the state to look at their own resources, whether unique or ubiquitous, and consider what there is to gain from preserving our historic sites.

Page Woodson High School

Chilocco Indian School

Tulsa Club Building

Hopewell Baptist Church

Atoka First Presbyterian Church

Midland Valley Office Building (Coming Soon!)

Quanah Parker Star House (Coming Soon!)

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JERRY WILLMAN
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JERRY WILLMAN

You should check out Lynn Lane Elementary in Tulsa,OK http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=71426280249

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Cathey Wilder
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Cathey Wilder

I don't know if it's endangered, but does anyone know what happened to the Goodholm Mansion that used to be at the fairgrounds?

Keith Falcon
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Cathey, after some research, this is all I have found: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amberwiley/380018147…. It appears (with no information other than the Flickr page above to back up my theory) that the mansion was moved from the fairgrounds for some reason to an architectural salvage yard in Choctaw. The good news is that it appears the house has not been demolished. If you follow this link to Google maps you will see an aerial view of the fairgrounds with a lot that clearly had something that is now gone. In fact you can still see the drive way entry from the road. If… Read more »

mike truel
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mike truel

Goodholm Mansion: It is an absolute disgrace. The fair board dumped it and sold off all the other old artifacts to make room for more horse stuff. The mansion was donated and was a wonderful addition to the fair park. It now sits for sale out on NE 23d at store yard for a house moving company. Shame on them!

princessa2j
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princessa2j

I agree, :/ so mush of the history of the fairgrounds is slowly disappearing, to make room or modernization & the Equestrian events which bring in the money :/ nothing wrong w/ SOME improvemts and all, but I agree, seems like that's all the fair board cares about now

Keith Falcon
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Sorry, I forgot to add the link. But its so long I'll just give you the address so you can pull it up for yourself. It was located at 3101 General Pershing Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK.

Joann
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Joann

Cathey, the mansion from the fair grounds was bought by a house mover, Rick Harris. He moved the house to NE 23rd. street, just west of Nicoma Park, on the north side of the road. He's renovated it to it's original form and it's beautiful. It's painted a baby blue, which is the only change I can see. JB

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princessa2j

http://www.news9.com/story/8987457/historic-move that was in 2008 & it's still sitting on the House Movers lot in Nicoma Park on NE 23rd stree between Post & N Westminster Rd according to a source on Fb "Steve D. – The house mover that bought it from the Fairgrounds almost has it in livable condition… It was absolutely rotting away at the Fair and they didn't have the funds or manpower to keep it up… The last year that I was volunteer coordinator there, the windows were about to fall out of some of the frames, and we had a family of racoons move… Read more »

princessa2j
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princessa2j

You should also check out sunyside Elementry in Spencer ok, very over grwon w/ brush, but loacted at ne 63rd & Midwest blvd , It's on 63rd here's a bit more about it – http://starspenceralumni.homestead.com/Elementary
and a google map http://tinyurl.com/sunnyside-elem
I know last year I think? it was up for auction by the OKC Schools, was a sign out front for a while
but as of now in the spring it's highly overgrown

Abby
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Abby

I would really like to see you all check out Camp Paddle Trails, Watts, OK. It use to be a very popular summer camp and eventually had money problems. I do know that a small girl of one of the oweners drowned in the river that runs through the camp.

Joann
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Joann

Mike – the house from the fairgrounds is beautiful! The house mover bought it for himself and lives there. It's glorious.

Barrett Trott
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Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I am just getting into hunting with my son. We live near Richmond, VA, and wanted to try Rasawek Hunting Preserve, but we couldn’t find any reviews of it. It’s about an hour west of Richmond: 2861 Hadensville-Fife Rd, Goochland, VA 23063 804-467-9000 Is it any good?

Lady Lelouch
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Lady Lelouch

The Old Stag Bar in Ardmore Ok. Just a few years ago it was listed as one of the top 10 most endangered buildings in Oklahoma.
http://www.kxii.com/weather/headlines/8873697.htm

Charles Thomas
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Charles Thomas

WOW!!! Fantastic site. I grew up on the northeast side (NE 5th street between Stiles and Geary) of Okahoma City in the 60's and 70's. Places like Inman Page Elementary, The Eastside YMCA, Baileys Court, Collins Gardens and Washington Park all bring back special memories for me. I live in Kentucky now but come home often. My old neighborhood fell victim to progress. The home I grew up in that held all the cherished memories of childhood has been replaced by concrete pillars for the interstate. I was hoping to run across photos of the neighborhood somewhere on the net…which… Read more »

Betsy
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Betsy

Is the Goodholm Mansion in Spencer for sale?

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