Thursday, January 17, 2008

More from Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain

Congratulations to Ranch Acres Neighborhood!

The Ranch Acres Neighborhood has been officially named a Historic District and has joined a select group of Tulsa neighborhoods listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which is our nation’s list of historic places worthy of preservation. Tulsa now has 14 listed historic districts, but what sets Ranch Acres apart is its post-WWII architecture.


Ranch Acres originally was designed as a luxury neighborhood mainly for young professionals, according to the Historical Society.

The neighborhood consists of ranch-style homes built between 1949 and 1962.

“The listing of properties in the national register helps us to document all aspects of our heritage and helps us to identify a variety of kinds of architecture,” said Melvena Heisch, the deputy state history preservation officer.

The inclusion of Ranch Acres marks the first time a post-World War II residential district in Tulsa has been named to the National Register, according to the Historical Society.

The listing of a property recognizes its significance in history, architecture, archaeology or engineering, according to the Historical Society. For more information, visit the Tulsa Preservation Commission website.

How about that. Does this mean they are soon to become endangered species?

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