June 21, 2017
New Oklahoma National Register Listings
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce two new National Register of Historic Places listings in Oklahoma. The National Register of Historic Places is our nation’s official list of properties significant in our past.
The Harrison School is located at 212 West Birch Avenue in Enid, Garfield County. The school is an excellent example of an early 20th-century primary school that evolved to meet the tenets of the Progressive Era educational movement. Designed by Enid architect R. W. Shaw, the building is also an outstanding example of the Collegiate Gothic style.
The Ozark Trail—Indian Meridian Obelisk, located in Langston, Logan County, was constructed in 1922. The monument served as a waypoint when traveling along the Ozark Trail. It is significant at the state level for its promotion of early automobile highways in Oklahoma.
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 and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 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 please 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.