Our mission is to promote preservation statewide. preservationoklahoma
For the past seventeen years, Preservation Oklahoma has called attention to endangered historic properties throughout the state. The annual list routinely recognizes both specific properties, such as the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa, as well as statewide entries, such as schoolhouses or barns. These places represent Oklahoma's complex heritage and cultural development. The 2011 Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic Places list continues this tradition with twelve entries; some familiar and some making their first appearance.
This years list covers various aspects of Oklahoma's past from African American and Native American history to the architectural genius of Bruce Goff. The 2011 Most Endangered Places list also represents larger preservation issues including threats to archeological sites, recognition of significant mid-twentieth century architecture, and the often long and arduous journey from recognition to successful restoration.
In addition to this year's list, Preservation Oklahoma has compiled updates on properties from previous years, including great successes and a few unfortunate losses. Hopefully, these will serve as a reminder of what can so quickly disappear, as well as evidence of what incredible things can be accomplished when Oklahomans work together to care for our historic and cultural resources.
It must be said that Preservation Oklahoma could not do what we do without the support of our members and Board of Directors as well as the preservation-minded individuals and business and government leaders of the state of Oklahoma. Their efforts will live on long after the details have been forgotten. We look forward to our continued partnership.
And now we present to you Preservation Oklahoma's 2011 list of