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OCTOBER 15, 2015

The regular quarterly meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Committee (HPRC) will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The HPRC will meet in the LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom, Oklahoma History Center (third floor), 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK. The public is invited to attend. (NOTE: If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact Melvena Heisch at 405/522-4484 or mheisch@okhistory.org by 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Approval of the Historic Preservation Review Committee's July 2015 Minutes
  4. Formulation of Recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer Concerning Proposed Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places:
    1. Vannerson Homestead, South 7 miles on Highway 30 from intersection with Route 66 then 1.15 miles southwest, Erick vicinity, Beckham County (Nomination)
    2. The University of Oklahoma Armory, 103 West Brooks Street, Norman, Cleveland County (Nomination)
    3. John and Mary Fuksa Farm, 1228 Marshall Road, Bison vicinity, Garfield County (Nomination)
    4. Marshall Hall, 100 South University Avenue, Enid, Garfield County (Nomination)
    5. Public Library of Enid and Garfield County, 120 West Maine Street, Enid, Garfield County (Nomination)
    6. Robert R. and Minnie L. Kisner Mansion, 1111 West Wynona Avenue, Enid, Garfield County (Nomination)
    7. Santa Fe Freight Depot, 702 North Washington Avenue, Enid, Garfield County (Nomination)
    8. Lake Ponca Duck Pond Historic District, L.A. Cann Drive, Ponca City, Kay County (Nomination)
    9. Fairview Community Center, 206 East Broadway, Fairview, Major County (Nomination)
    10. Santa Fe Depot, 106 South EK Gaylord Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County (Nomination)
    11. Foyil Filling Station, 12243 S. Andy Payne Blvd, Claremore, Rogers County (Nomination)
    12. Belmont Apartments, 1314 South Denver Avenue West, Tulsa, Tulsa County (Nomination)
  5. Other Business:
    1. Historic Preservation Review Committee's Input for Developing the FY 2016 Historic Preservation Fund Application
    2. Oklahoma Archeology Month, October 2015

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The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce the schedule for its Fall 2015 workshop series. Each workshop is devoted to one of the SHPO's federal preservation programs and is designed for preservation professionals, government agency representatives, and concerned citizens. The sessions will be held Wednesday, December 2 through Friday, December 4. All sessions will be held in the Classroom, Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City (just northeast of the State Capitol). The workshops are free and open to the public, but the SHPO requests that you register by 5:00pm, Wednesday, November 25. Space is limited for all sessions and will be reserved on a first-come basis.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

December 2 (10:30am-12:30pm) - Federal and State Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
In this workshop participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. A detailed discussion of the Historic Preservation Certification Application, Parts 1, 2, and 3 will guide owners and developers in successfully preparing the information needed for the State Historic Preservation Office to review the project and for the National Park Service to certify it. This session is designed as a stand-alone workshop or as a companion to Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

December 2 (1:30pm-4:30pm) - The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
This half-day workshop is dedicated to a thorough discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally referred to as The Standards, these common sense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether you are involved in a rehabilitation project for the 20% federal and 20% state tax credits, planning a rehabilitation project funded with federal assistance, serving on a local historic preservation commission, or just wanting to know the best approach to rehabilitating your historic private home, you will find this session invaluable. It is designed as a stand-alone workshop and as a companion to Federal and State Tax Incentives for Rehabilitation.

December 3 (10:30am-4:30pm) - The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act provides that Federal agencies must consider the effect of their undertakings on archeological and historic properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Topics addressed in this day-long workshop include the basic requirements of Section 106, the regulations which govern the process, how to determine National Register eligibility, what constitutes adverse effects, mitigating adverse effects, and streamlining Section 106 review.

December 4 (10:30am-4:30pm) - Working with the National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the foundation of the SHPO's programs, and a basic understanding of the register is essential for those involved in historic preservation at all levels of government and in the private sector. The workshop provides detailed information about the National Register criteria, what listing means, the rights of property owners in the nomination process, tips for preparing successful nominations, and much more.

NOTE TO DESIGN PROFESSIONALS: These workshops qualify for HSW hours needed to fulfill requirements of the State of Oklahoma’s Board of Governors of Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers. The SHPO will provide a certificate of attendance, and participants must self-report their attendance to the board.

If you may have questions about workshop content, contact Melvena Heisch at 405/522-4484 or mheisch@okhistory.org.

To register for any or all of the workshops contact Jesse Dearman at 405/521-6249 or jdearman@okhistory.org by 5:00pm, Wednesday, November 25. You may also register online at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/workshops.php.


As of July 1, 2013, 1,227 Oklahoma buildings, structures, districts, sites, objects, and landscapes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the listings are distributed across all of the state's seventy-seven counties (see the list at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/nationalregister.htm). The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Oklahoma Historical Society, identifies and nominates properties for this special designation, which contributes to their preservation. To ensure that the heritage of all of the state's people is represented in the National Register and to increase public awareness of historic properties in general, the SHPO set a goal to achieve listing for at least five properties in each county.

We are very close to meeting our goal and need only ten more listings spread among six counties as follows:

Cotton County (2 listings needed)

Dewey County (1 listing needed)

Harmon County (1 listing needed)

McClain County (2 listings needed)

Major County (3 listings needed)

To help in the final push to meet the goal, you can complete the SHPO's "Historic Preservation Resource Identification Form" located at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/nrprelim.htm (then select Form Required for Preliminary Opinion) and submit to the SHPO. Or, you may contact Lynda Ozan, National Register Coordinator, at 405/522-4478 or lozan@okhistory.org with your questions or to request a hard copy of the form.

We will appreciate your help to ensure that the heritage of the entire state is represented in Oklahoma's National Register listings. The SHPO nominates properties to the National Register on a quarterly basis, and several nominations are in process at any one time. Whether a property you think qualifies for the designation is located in an underrepresented county or not, the SHPO wants to hear from you.