Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Oklahoma Historic Preservation Awards Presented

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Oklahoma Historic Preservation Awards Presented

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The Oklahoma Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office presented its 2013 Citations of Merit at a banquet in Perry.

Award recipients included:

* Anadarko: Kathleen Lacey, for rehabilitation of the DeVaughn Drug Building in the Anadarko Downtown Historic District.

* Claremore: Oklahoma Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association for identification and documentation of historic properties associated with the Trail of Tears and Rogers County Historical Society for establishment of the Claremore Museum of History in the Will Rogers Library Building.

* Fort Sill/Lawton: Russ Bennett, for his role in the development of Fort Sill's cultural resource management program, while serving as Fort Sill's environmental law attorney with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.

* Guymon: Southern Office Supply, Phyllis Claycomb, Sara Richter, Jim and Ann Grocholski, Dean and Joan Kear, Judy Ortiz, Mike and Susan Byers, Craig and Jamie Barnes, and Sharon Morgan for planning, development, and presentation of Guymon's "This Place Matters" tour.

* Hobart: General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute & Museum for the adaptive reuse of the Old Pete's Station building as part of the organization's facilities.

* Langston: Langston University and its architects, Anishinabe Design Inc. of Norman, for the Langston University Cottage Row Historic District rehabilitation project.

* Moore: Charles Thompson, for development of If These Walls Could Talk: The History of Moore's Old School.

* Muskogee: Severs Centennial Gala, for the celebration of the people and places that give Muskogee its unique character.

* Norman: City of Norman and its 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 of Oklahoma City and for raising the awareness of her neighbors about the importance of these 1960s houses; the Donnell Family for exemplary service to and rehabilitation projects in the Paseo Historic District, Oklahoma City; and ImageNet Consulting, for the Vesper Building rehabilitation project in Oklahoma City's Automobile Alley Historic District. …

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