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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
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/articleid/3842980/1/pictures/2122880">Photo - Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks selected Hobart to be the site for his museum of artifacts and memorabilia from around the world that reflects his distinguished career. Five historic buildings initially were secured and rehabilitated for the museum, which opened in 2009. Since then, two additional buildings have been acquired for museum expansion, including the old Peet?s Station, which was vacant and deteriorating. The museum attracts morej than 30,000 visitors a year. The State Historic Preservation Office commends the museum for the continued work. <strong> - PROVIDED BY STATE HISTORIC PRESE</strong>
Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks selected Hobart to be the site for his museum of artifacts and memorabilia from around the world that reflects his distinguished career. Five historic buildings initially were secured and rehabilitated for the museum, which opened in 2009. Since then, two additional buildings have been acquired for museum expansion, including the old Peet?s Station, which was vacant and deteriorating. The museum attracts morej than 30,000 visitors a year. The State Historic Preservation Office commends the museum for the continued work. - PROVIDED BY STATE HISTORIC PRESE

Norman

•  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.

Pawhuska

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

Pocasset

•  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.

Shawnee

•  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

•  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.

Tulsa

•  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

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


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