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June 23, 2014

Contact: Lynda Ozan
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-4478
Fax: 405-522-0816

New Oklahoma National Register Listings

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce four new National Register of Historic Places listings. The National Register of Historic Places is our nation's official list of properties significant in our past.

Breadtown, located in Adair County (address restricted) is associated with the Cherokee Trail of Tears and its immediate aftermath. The site is linked to the arrival and resettlement of the Cherokees in today's Oklahoma at the end of their Trail of Tears. The site is linked with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of Oklahoma's history as it relates to ethnic heritage, specifically American Indian heritage.

The Griffin House, at 1402 W. Kansas Ave., is located in northwest Chickasha. Designed in the Queen Anne style and constructed in 1907, the property features the main house and a carriage house on the rear portion of the property. The three-story house exhibits many common elements of the Queen Anne style, including multilight windows, elaborate wrap-around porch and porte cochere.

The Hamilton Cross House, located at 1509 W. Ninth in Stillwater, is an excellent example of the Colonial Revival style. Identifying features of Colonial Revival seen on the house include an accentuated front door, symmetrical fa├žade and double hung windows. The Hamilton Cross House is the only example of the Colonial Revival style in this area of Stillwater.

The McGregor House, located in Tulsa, is significant in the area of architecture. The house is important as an intact example of architect Bruce Goff's early residential designs during his formative years in Tulsa. Designed when Goff was a teenager, the Tulsa residences reflect a synthesis of styles that Goff explored in his early years. The McGregor House is an excellent example of a Prairie Style home, distinguished by its tiered roof with wide box eaves, second-floor penthouse, full-width front porch and prairie style fenestration including six varying styles of windows.

Listing in the National Register is an honorific designation that provides recognition, limited protection and, in some cases, financial incentives for these important properties. The SHPO identifies, evaluates and nominates properties for this special designation.

Editor's Note: Photographs to accompany the story can be acquired by contacting the State Historic Preservation Office at 405-521-6249.

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