Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 1000662
Historic Name HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SULPHUR COMMERCIAL DISTRICT
Description of Significance THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SULPHUR COMMERCIAL DISTRICT COMPRISES THE HEART OF SUSTAINED COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF SULPHUR. MOVED TWICE TO ACCOMMODATE THE NEW PLATT NATIONAL PARK, THE TOWN HAS LONG HAD A CLOSE TIE TO THE SPRINGS AND CREEKS THAT FIRST MADE THIS AREA ATTRACTIVE. CENTERED ON MUSKOGEE AVENUE, THE HISTORIC DISTRICT CONTAINS THE BUILDINGS THAT BEST REPRESENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR IN ITS FINAL LOCATION. THE DISTRICT IS COMPOSED OF ONE AND TWO STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS THAT DATE FROM THE FIRST THREE DECADES OF THE 20TH CENTURY. A TOTAL OF 39 RESOURCES ARE WITHIN THE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES, 27 OF WHICH ARE CONSIDERED CONTRIBUTING. NOTABLE BUILDINGS INCLUDE THE 1916 CITY HALL, A TWO-STORY CLASSICAL REVIVAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 404 W. MUSKOGEE, AND 329 W. MUSKOGEE, A TWO-STORY RENAISSANCE REVIVAL HOUSE OF BUFF COLORED BRICK. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 6/14/2001.
Current Name SAME
Address WEST MUSKOGEE STREET FROM WEST 1ST TO WEST 5TH & PART OF WEST 5TH
City SULPHUR
County MURRAY
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type DISTRICT
Historic Function COMMERCE/TRADE: DEPARTMENT STORE, FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, SPECIALTY STORE; SOCIAL: MEETING HALL; GOVERNMENT: CITY HALL; DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING; RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Current Function COMMERCE/TRADE: DEPARTMENT STORE, OFFICE BUILDING, SPECIALTY STORE; SOCIAL: MEETING HALL; RECREATION AND CULTURE: MUSEUM; DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING; RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Area Signficance 1 COMMERCE
Area Significance 2 ARCHITECTURE
Date Prepared 2/15/2001
Year Built 1905 -
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder HICKS, JEWELL - ARCHITECT; SCOTT, W.L. - BUILDER
Architectural Style ITALIANATE; LATE GOTHIC REVIVAL; ITALIAN RENAISSANCE; MISSION/SPANISH COLONIAL REVIVAL; CLASSICAL REVIVAL; COMMERCIAL STYLE
Roof Material ASPHALT; TERRA COTTA
Wall Material WOOD; STONE; BRICK; STUCCO
Window Material METAL; WOOD
Door Material METAL; WOOD
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N