Choctaw Casino hotel gets honor
POCOLA — Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola, one of eight casinos operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Co. have received an Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma's 2013 Excellence in Construction Award. Choctaw Casino Hotel neighbors Fort Smith, Ark. at 3400 Choctaw Road off Interstate 540.
The award, which recognizes innovation, quality and vision, was given in the “Renovation — More Than $10 Million” category for renovation of the casino, constructing an additional 62,400 square feet of casino space, a 118-room hotel tower and a 600-space covered parking garage. The project also received an award in the Interiors category with Green Country Interiors Inc.
Four sites added to register
The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office said four state sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
• Wesley Hospital, 300 NW 12, “a rare and intact example of an early-twentieth-century hospital in the Midtown neighborhood of Oklahoma City, which historically had a concentration of hospitals and medical facilities. Dr. Foster K. Camp founded Wesley Hospital in circa 1910 in rented space downtown until the first block of the freestanding hospital was completed in 1911. The original structure was much smaller than the building that stands today. Over the next 40 years, four additions enlarged the building to keep it a relevant and operating hospital.”