Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 82003675
Historic Name BETA THETA PI FRATERNITY HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Description of Significance DESIGNED BY NOTED LOCAL ARCHITECT HAROLD GIMENO, THE BETA THETE PI HOUSE IS AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL STYLE. COMPLETED IN 1929, THE DRESSED LIMESTONE WALLS OF THE HOUSE ARE INTERRUPTED BY STEEL CASEMENT WINDOWS SET REGULARLY ON THREE LEVELS. THE FIRST FLOOR WINDOWS FEATURE ROUND ARCH PANELS INSET ABOVE THE LINTELS. RECESSED PANELS BETWEEN THE WINDOWS ON THE 2ND AND 3RD FLOORS FEATURE BAS RELIEF CARTOUCHES AND SWAGS. A FULL-HEIGHT PORTICO WITH TUSCAN COLUMNS DOMINATES THE FACADE. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 6/2/82.
Current Name
Address 800 SOUTH CHAUTAUQUA AVENUE
City NORMAN
County CLEVELAND
Lot 31
Block 7, PARSONS ADDITION
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function MULTIPLE DWELLING
Current Function MULTIPLE DWELLING
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2
Date Prepared 1988
Year Built 1929
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder HAROLD GIMENO, ARCHITECT
Architectural Style ITALIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL
Roof Material CLAY TILE
Wall Material STONE
Window Material METAL
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments ALTERTIONS: INSTALLATION OF A CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND A KITCHEN ADDITION IN THE 1950'S
Restricted N