Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting
October 17, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for 2019. The governor appoints the members of the HPRC to advise the SHPO about nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and other preservation issues. Current HPRC members include Ron Frantz (architect, Oklahoma City); John Hartley (prehistoric archaeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and Charles Wallis (historical archaeologist, Norman).
The HPRC’s 2019 meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, April 18, July 18, and October 17. The meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The HPRC and the SHPO encourage all interested parties to attend. Meeting agendas and NRHP nominations under consideration will be available at www.okhistory.org/shpo/spevents.htm.
The National Park Service regulations governing the SHPO’s programs require that a qualified state review board participate in the NRHP and other SHPO programs. During each meeting, the HPRC hears presentations on NRHP nominations from SHPO staff and consultants; receives comments from owners of properties proposed for nomination; listens to public comments and concerns; and formulates recommendations to the SHPO about whether or not a property should be nominated. The HPRC and SHPO staff invite concerned citizens and preservation professionals to participate in this important component of Oklahoma’s preservation program. For information about any of the SHPO’s programs, please call 405-521-6249 or visit www.okhistory.org/shpo.