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August 22, 2019

Contact: Lynda Ozan
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-4484
Fax: 405-522-0816

State Historic Preservation Office Awards Citations of Merit

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) presents its quarterly Citations of Merit for work in preserving the history of Oklahoma.  The award recognizes efforts to preserve Oklahoma’s historic properties through restoration, rehabilitation, research, planning, public programming and other activities. Five citations were awarded for accomplishments in four Oklahoma communities.

The July 2019 recipients of the SHPO’s Citations of Merit and their accomplishments include:

Enid Main Street for its History Makers Campaign that raises funds for a grant program to help restore historically accurate improvements to commercial façades in the district.

Rite Development, Inc.; Rosin Preservation, LLC; and Wallace Architects, LLC for the rehabilitation of the Harrison School in Enid.

Boulder Office, LLC; Preservation and Design Studio, PLLC; and KKT, Inc. for the rehabilitation of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma Building in downtown Tulsa.

Villa Lofts of Vinita, LP; Rosin Preservation, LLC; and Baron Design & Associates, LLC for the rehabilitation of the Hotel Vinita in Vinita.

Wewoka Affordable Housing Partners, LP; Building Preservation, LLC; and Heiple+Wiedower Architects, PLLC for the rehabilitation of the Aldridge Hotel in Wewoka.

For more information about the Citation of Merit recipients or the SHPO’s awards programs, please call 405-521-6249 or visit www.okhistory.org/shpoawards.

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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


Editor’s Note: Photographs to accompany the story can be acquired by contacting the State Historic Preservation Office at 405-522-4484.

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