SHPO’s Historic Context for Modern Architecture in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s built environment includes thousands of houses and other buildings constructed between the mid-1940s and the 1970s. Neighborhoods of the period reflect the architectural styles and forms popular at the time, including minimal traditional, ranch, and split-levels to name a few. Following World War II, many of these houses were built in response to the housing shortage faced in Oklahoma and across the United States.

To prepare for the volume of National Register eligibility evaluations that will result as these resources reach the fifty year mark, the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office developed “The Historic Context for Modern Architecture in Oklahoma: 1946–1976.”

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