New Oklahoma National Register Listings
Oklahoma City, OK
For Immediate Release
The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce a new National Register of Historic Places listing. The newest listing from Oklahoma includes one property from Snyder, Oklahoma. The National Register of Historic Places is our nation's official list of properties significant in our past.
The Joyce House designed in 1960 by Herb Greene is a significant example of organic architecture. Located in Snyder, Oklahoma it is one of two resources design by Greene in Snyder and is the only example of a residence in both Snyder and Kiowa County designed by Herb Greene. The Joyce House, considered one of Greene's finest works, is a collaborative effort between Greene and the owners. The Joyce's discarded several designs by other architects and hired Greene as he understood the importance of designing a building to fit the site, a granite-outcropping, and to accommodate the client's unusual collection of furnishings. A true representation of organic architecture, the natural environment served as the design framework for the Joyce House.
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.
For detailed information, contact Lynda Ozan at 405/522-4478 or email email@example.com.