Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 96001028
Historic Name EDWARDS HISTORIC DISTRICT
Description of Significance THE EDWARDS HISTORIC DISTRICT IS LOCATED IN NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA CITY, JUST WEST OF INTERSTATE 35 AND NORTH FROM NE 10TH STREET TO NE 16TH STREET. AFRICAN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS, WALTER AND FRANCES EDWARDS, DEVELOPED THIS AREA BETWEEN 1930 AND 1950. CONTAINING MOSTLY SMALL, SINGLE-STORY WOOD FRAME HOUSES, THE DISTRICT IS SIGNIFICANT FOR ITS CONNECTION TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN OKLAHOMA CITY AND FOR ITS ASSOCIATION WITH THE DEVELOPERS, FRANCES AND WALTER EDWARDS. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER, 10/3/1996.
Current Name SAME
Address EAST PARK PLACE TO NE 16TH, WEST OF NORTH PAGE AVENUE TO NE GRAND BOULEVARD (WEST SIDE OF I-35)
City OKLAHOMA CITY
County OKLAHOMA
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type DISTRICT
Historic Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING; RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Current Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING; VACANT/NOT IN USE; COMMERCE/TRADE: SPECIALTY STORE; RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Area Signficance 1 ETHNIC HERITAGE
Area Significance 2 COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Date Prepared 1996
Year Built 1937-1946
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style NATIONAL FOLK, TUDOR REVIVAL, COLONIAL REVIVAL
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material WOOD: WEATHERBOARD; BRICK
Window Material WOOD, METAL
Door Material WOOD, METAL
Decorative Details
Condition FAIR
Comments
Restricted N