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Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office presents merit awards

The Oklahoma Historical Society's property preservation specialists presented awards for rehabilitation projects and programming in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and across the state from Anadarko to Washington.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 8, 2013


•  City of Norman and consultants, Swearingen Communications of Tulsa, for production of the video “Historic Downtown Norman.”

Oklahoma City

•  Beverly Frantz, for preservation of her “storybook ranch house” in the Rollingwood neighborhood and for raising the awareness of her neighbors about the importance of these 1960s houses.

•  The Donnell Family, for exemplary service and rehabilitation projects in the Paseo Historic District.

•  ImageNet Consulting, for the Vesper Building rehabilitation project in Automobile Alley Historic District.


•  Betty White Smith (posthumously), for her lifelong efforts to collect the documents and artifacts that tell the stories of Pawhuska and Osage County.


•  Cynthia Savage, for her research, publication and public presentations about Oklahoma's significant historic properties.

Ponca City

•  City of Ponca City and consultant historian Mary Jane Warde of Stillwater, for the documentation of Ponca City's historic churches.


•  Armstrong Trust, for the facade rehabilitation of 101-113 N Bell, a significant historic building downtown.

•  Ada Hunter and Simon Ott, for the facade rehabilitation of 419-421 E Main St., a significant historic building downtown.

•  City of Shawnee, Shawnee Economic Development Foundation and Shawnee Industrial Authority, for establishment of the Downtown Shawnee Facade Grant Program.


•  Tahlequah Main Street Association, Cherokee Nation Tourism, City of Tahlequah, Friends of the Thompson House, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah Chamber of Commerce, Tahlequah City Historic Preservation Advisory Board, Tahlequah Tourism and the United Keetoowah Band, for sponsorship of “Go With the Flow of Preservation: Oklahoma's 24th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference” in June 2012.


•  Cathy Ambler, for her career devoted to research, publication and advocacy for preservation of historic places.

•  Tulsa Public Schools, design consultant GH2 Architects LLC and contractor Manhattan Construction Co. Inc., for rehabilitation of Tulsa's historic Pleasant Porter School.


•  Washington High School Honor Society and McClain County Board of Commissioners, for the Jack Brown Cemetery maintenance project.


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