Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 5001003
Historic Name EDWARDS HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT
Description of Significance THE EDWARDS HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT IS LOCATED IN NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA CITY ALONG THE EAST AND WEST SIDES OF INTERSTATE 35 NORTH FROM NE 16TH STREET TO NE SUCCESS STREET AND NEAR THE EDWARDS HISTORIC DISTRICT. LIKE THE EDWARDS HISTORIC DISTRICT, EDWARDS HEIGHTS WAS DEVELOPED BY PROMINENT LOCAL AFRICAN AMERICANS, WALTER AND FRANCES EDWARDS. EDWARDS HEIGHTS INCLUDES 318 BUILDINGS, MOST CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN 1946 AND 1955 IN RESPONSE TO CHANGING HOUSING SEGREGATIONS POLICIES. IN ADDITION TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, THE DISTRICT INCLUDES ONE CHURCH AND SEVERAL BUSINESSES. MOST OF THE RESIDENCES ARE SMALL, BUILT IN A STYLE KNOWN AS MINIMAL RANCH AND ARE CLAD IN EITHER BRICK OR STONE. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER, 9/7/2005.
Current Name SAME
Address ROUGHLY BOUNDED BY NE 16TH, NORTH PAGE, NE SUCCESS, AND NORTH BRYANT, EXTENDED ON NE GRAND
City OKLAHOMA CITY
County OKLAHOMA
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type DISTRICT
Historic Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING, MULTIPLE DWELLING, SECONDARY STRUCTURE; RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Current Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING, SECONDARY STRUCTURE; RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY; HEALTH CARE: SANITARIUM; TRANSPORATION: ROAD RELATED; VACANT/NOT IN USE
Area Signficance 1 ETHNIC HERITAGE: BLACK
Area Significance 2 ARCHITECTURE
Date Prepared 2005
Year Built 1946-1955
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder EDWARDS, WALTER AND FRANCES, BUILDERS; JACKSON, LEON QUINCEY, ARCHITECT
Architectural Style OTHER: MINIMAL RANCH, RANCH, NATIONAL FOLK, MINIMAL TRADITIONAL, CONTEMPORARY
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material BRICK, STONE
Window Material WOOD, METAL
Door Material WOOD, METAL
Decorative Details
Condition FAIR
Comments
Restricted N