December 18, 2014
New Oklahoma National Register Listings
Oklahoma City, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce two new National Register of Historic Places listings in Oklahoma City. The National Register of Historic Places is our nation's official list of properties significant in our past.
The Main Street Arcade, at 629 West Main Street, is located in downtown Oklahoma City. It is significant for its association with education as it served as the location for Hill's Business College. The building objectifies post-secondary education for business practice, which began at the turn of the century and continues today. The Main Street Arcade exemplifies the national trend of locating business colleges in or near the downtown business district.
The Miller's Boulevard Historic District, located between Northwest Sixteenth Street, North Villa, North May Avenue and the alley south of West Park Place, is significant as an excellent collection of period houses within a unique development in Oklahoma City. The district is dominated by Tudor Revival and Bungalow/Craftsman style houses. With more than 600 resources, the Miller's Boulevard Historic District is a cohesive collection of the two most popular styles of architecture in Oklahoma City from the 1910s through the early 1940s.
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.
The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information visit www.okhistory.org.
Editor's Note: Photographs to accompany the story can be acquired by contacting the State Historic Preservation Office at 405-521-6249