October 19, 2018
New Oklahoma National Register Listings
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (OKSHPO) is pleased to announce the newest National Register of Historic Places listing for Oklahoma. The National Register of Historic Places is our nation’s official list of properties significant in our past.
Located at 301 East Main Street in Anadarko, Caddo County, the Rock Island Passenger Station is significant as a local example of a rail transportation-related property, the only such resource extant in Anadarko. It also is significant as the town’s only example of a “railroad Mission-style” depot building/passenger station as created by the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad. It is one of only a few examples of Mission Revival detailing in the city. The building is a late 19th- and early 20th-century Revival/Mission Revival-style railroad station house, which was common among transportation-related buildings in the Western states during the 1910s through the 1930s.
The Southridge Addition Historic District, located in Norman, Cleveland County, is listed in the National Register for its architectural significance. The district represents a unique collection of architecture that contributes to Norman’s identity as a university city. The Southridge Addition Historic District contains a representative collection of popular architectural styles from the middle decades of the 20th century, including Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Minimal Traditional and Ranch. To maintain its architectural identity, the Southridge neighborhood is one of three in Norman that has secured a historic preservation zoning overlay.
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 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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.
Editor’s Note: Photographs to accompany the story can be acquired by contacting Sara Werneke at the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office at 405-522-4478.