Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 5000130
Historic Name DOWNTOWN HOBART HISTORIC DISTRICT
Description of Significance THE DOWNTOWN HOBART HISTORIC DISTRICT IS CENTERED ON THE COURTHOUSE SQUARE OF THIS KIOWA COUNTY SEAT. THE DISTRICT INCLUDES 105 RESOURCES, 3 OF WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER (HOBART PUBLIC LIBRARY, CITY HALL, AND THE KIOWA COUNTY COURTHOUSE). THIS DISTRICT WAS THE ECONOMIC TRADE CENTER OF KIOWA COUNTY AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE BUILDINGS HAPPENED PRIMARILY BETWEEN 1901 AND 1930, DURING THE PEAK OF THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA. THE BUILDINGS REPRESENT A VARIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL STYLES, BUT THE DISTRICT IS DOMINATED BY EXAMPLES OF THE PLAINS COMMERCIAL AND LATE VICTORIAN STYLES. CONTRIBUTING BUILDINGS INCLUDE THE BURKE BUILDING, AN ITALIANATE STYLE BRICK BUILDING AT 318 S JEFFERSON, AND THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE, A RENAISSANCE REVIVAL STYLE BUILDING AT 227 S MAIN. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER 3/10/2005.
Current Name SAME
Address ROUGHLY BOUNDED BY JEFFERSON ST, ERD, WASHINGTON ST, 4TH, AND THE 200 AND 500 BLOCK OF SOUTH MAIN ST
City HOBART
County KIOWA
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type DISTRICT
Historic Function COMMERCE/TRADE; GOVERNMENT
Current Function COMMERCE/TRADE; GOVERNMENT; RECREATION AND CULTURE; SOCIAL
Area Signficance 1 COMMERCE
Area Significance 2 ARCHITECTURE
Date Prepared 6-01-2004
Year Built 1901-1930
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder MCCANSE, WILLIAM - ARCHITECT; ETHERTON, W.A. - ARCHITECT; GORDON, J. RILEY - ARCHITECT
Architectural Style ITALIANATE; ROMANESQUE REVIVAL; RENAISSANCE REVIVAL; COMMERCIAL; COLONIAL REVIVAL; MISSION/SPANISH COLONIAL REVIVAL
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material BRICK; STUCCO; METAL
Window Material WOOD; METAL
Door Material WOOD; METAL
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N