Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic Places 2018
October 29 - November 9, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Donald W. Reynolds School of Architecture Building
Come get a glimpse into Oklahoma’s fading past with “Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Historic Places 2018.” This six-panel exhibit will be on display for two weeks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OSU School of Architecture Gallery on the first floor of the Donald W. Reynolds School of Architecture Building.
“Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Historic Places 2018” features sites from across the state at risk of demolition or deterioration. The sites were selected by a group of preservation professionals, and the list is produced by Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. has recognized historic sites in need of preservation since 1993 in order to raise awareness for the need to protect Oklahoma’s history.
One of the sites featured in the exhibit, Edwards Store in Red Oak, Oklahoma, predates statehood by 57 years. The store was already a prosperous trading post on the Fort Smith-Boggy Depot Road when it became a stage stop for the Butterfield Overland mail and stage line from St. Louis to San Francisco between 1858 and 1861. Edwards Store went on to become the post office and original site of the town of Red Oak.
“Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Historic Places 2018” showing at Oklahoma State University is co-sponsored by the John Rex Cunningham Architecture Library, the Center for Oklahoma Studies, the OSU School of Architecture and Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. For more information on Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. and to see the full list of sites featured in “Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Historic Places 2018,” visit http://www.preservationok.org/endangered-places.html.