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October 6, 2023

Contact: Matthew Pearce, Ph.D.
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-4479

Bank of Drummond Added to National Register of Historic Places

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Historical Society and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) are pleased to announce the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) designation for the following property in Oklahoma. The National Register of Historic Places is our nation’s official list of properties significant in our past.

Garfield County
Bank of Drummond
402 Main St., Drummond

Constructed in 1908, the Bank of Drummond is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its economic significance. The building was designed by architect A. A. Crowell of Enid and built by contractor C. H. Myers. A continuous series of semicircular arched window bays is arranged along the building’s exterior elevations, while the interior features two historic bank vaults. The bank was the economic institution for downtown Drummond, operating at its historic location on Main Street until 1969. The bank steadily increased its financial resources throughout this period. Additionally, the bank’s advertisements in local newspapers reflected the needs and concerns of citizens whose economic well-being depended upon the successful development of Drummond. Such advertisements and bank records make clear that the Bank of Drummond served as the economic anchor from which the town survived and thrived.

Listing in the National Register of Historic Places 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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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