TAHLEQUAH — The Oklahoma Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office presented Citations of Merit recently to people, businesses and organizations that have had a positive impact on the preservation of Oklahoma's significant historic properties.
Award recipients were:
• The University of Oklahoma and Bockus Payne Associates Architects for the Gould Hall Rehabilitation Project in Norman.
In 2008, faculty, staff and students moved off campus to a former strip mall while Gould Hall underwent a three-year, $33 million rehabilitation. Now, monumental archways anchor the entry and link the South Oval with Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Interior features include the two-story, vaulted Bushkuhl Gallery overlooking Van Vleet Oval, interactive classrooms, open studios and a “super studio.”
• 914 North Broadway Association and TAP Architecture for rehabilitation of the Greenlease Moore Cadillac Building in Oklahoma City.
Greenlease Moore Cadillac Co.'s buildings at 914 and 920 N Broadway Ave. were constructed in 1924 and 1920 in the Commercial style. They have been rehabilitated by the 914 North Broadway Association. The buildings visually and functionally serve as one, but the 920 N Broadway portion of the building is especially significant as one of the designs of noted architect Solomon Layton.
TAP Architecture provided the initial design for the rehabilitation work to provide a new home for BMI Systems. HSE Architects designed the build-out of the interior lease spaces. The property also is home to the Oklahoma City Ballet Conservatory. The rehabilitation received National Park Service certification in 2011.
Other recipients were:
• MidTown Renaissance and Krittenbrink Architecture for Hadden Hall Hotel rehabilitation, 215 NW 10.
• MidTown Renaissance for Plaza Court Shopping Center rehabilitation, 1100 N Classen Drive.
• City of Oklahoma City and Mehlburger Brawley Inc. for Lake Overholser bridge rehabilitation.
• Positively Paseo! for redevelopment of Oklahoma City's Paseo neighborhood.
• Rita Jo Geer for the Orleans rehabilitation in the Paseo neighborhood.
• Kerry Kelly for a home rehabilitation in The Greens neighborhood, Oklahoma City.
• Cherokee Nation and Sikes Abernathie Architects for Cherokee National Prison restoration in Tahlequah.
• Paul and Rosemary Lewis for a home rehabilitation in Oklahoma City's Shepherd neighborhood.
• Friends of the Thompson House in Tahlequah.
• City of Tahlequah Historic Preservation Board.
• INTV cable television program, “Historical Tahlequah,” produced by Dick DeGeorge and directed by Jeremy Scott.
• The City of Oklahoma City for “Historic Preservation EXPO: Supporting Sustainable, Livable Communities.”
• Co-sponsors of Oklahoma's 23rd Annual Statewide Preservation Conference, in Guymon.
• Wiggin Properties LLC and Kinslow, Keith, & Todd Inc. for Mayo 420 Lofts rehabilitation in Tulsa.
• Samuel Sadler Arts Academy, Muskogee Public Schools.
• Oklahoma Humanities Council for Oklahoma Humanities Magazine.
• SJS Hospitality and GH2 Architects LLC for Courtyard by Marriot Downtown-Atlas Building rehabilitation, in Tulsa.
• Southern Prairie Library System, Western Trail Historical Society, Museum of the Western Prairie, Main Street Altus, Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council, and the Oklahoma Humanities Council for “A Tapestry Tour of Five Historic Sites in Southwest Oklahoma.”
• Frank “Hal” Clark for the Clark Auto Ranch facade project, in Guymon.
• The Romo Co. and Corner Greer & Associates Inc. for Rawlins Furniture Co. building rehabilitation in Ardmore.
• Garrison Cos. and Sikes Abernathie Architects for Manhattan Building rehabilitation in Muskogee.
• Washita County Commissioners and GH2 Architects LLC for Washita County Courthouse dome restoration in Cordell.
• Three Rivers Museum of Muskogee Inc. for Thomas-Foreman Home rehabilitation in Muskogee.
• John Bumgarner, former environmental support branch chief at Fort Sill.
• Jim and Ann Grocholski for preservation of their Home at 418 N Academy, Guymon.
• Miami Tribe of Oklahoma for Drake House preservation in Ottawa County.
• Whittier Elementary School, Muskogee Public Schools, for its Centennial Celebration.
• Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and The Small Group Architects for the Peoria Indian School Restoration Project, Miami, OK.
• Will Rogers High School-Tulsa Public Schools and Fritz Baily P.C.
• Bass Reeves Legacy Trail Walking Tour in Muskogee.
• George Kaiser Family Foundation and Sikes Abernathie Architects for the Robinson Packer Lofts project in Tulsa.
• North-West Corner LLC and HSE Architects for the 1910 Building rehabilitation project in Perry.
• Group M Investment Inc. for Campbell Hotel rehabilitation in Tulsa.
• MetroPlains Development LLC, Sapulpa Main Street and Sikes Abernathie Architects for Wells Building rehabilitation in Sapulpa.
• Jack Longacre and architect Mike Kertok, for Bristow Body Shop rehabilitation in Bristow.