Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 99001423
Historic Name BERRYHILL BUILDING
Description of Significance THE BERRYHILL BUILDING IS IMPORTANT FOR ITS ROLE IN THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF DOWNTOWN SAPULPA. THEODORE BERRYHILL, A CREEK INDIAN, WHO MADE A FORTUNE FROM LAND HOLDINGS IN THE GLENN POOL OIL RESERVE. THEODORE BERRYHILL HAD THIS BUILDING BUILT AS AN INVESTMENT FOR HIS SON, EARLE. IT WAS CONSTRUCTED DURING THE HEIGHT OF SAPULPA'S GREATEST BOOM PERIOD AND WHEN COMPLETED, THE BERRYHILL WAS THE CITY'S MOST CELEBRATED OFFICE BUILDING. FOR TWENTY YEARS, THE BERRYHILL BUILDING HOUSED ONE OF SAPULPA'S MOST PROMINENT BANKS ON ITS FIRST FLOOR AND FOR DECADES, ITS UPPER LEVEL OFFICES WERE OCCUPIED BY MANY OF THE CITY'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS COMMERCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL TENANTS. ALSO AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF SULLIVANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, THE BERRYHILL BUILDING WAS DESIGNED BY PROMINENT OKLAHOMA ARCHITECTS LAYTON, SMITH, AND HAWK. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 11/30/99.
Current Name SAME
Address 14-20 EAST DEWEY AVE.
City SUPULPA
County CREEK
Lot W 100' LOT 1
Block 47
Current Section 35
Township 18N
Range 11E
Type BUILDING
Historic Function COMMERCE: BUSINESS/SPECIALTY STORE/FINANCIAL INSTITUTION; RECREATION AND CULTURE: SPORTS FACILITY
Current Function COMMERCE: BUSINESS/SPECIALTY STORE
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 COMMERCE
Date Prepared JUNE 4, 1999
Year Built 1909
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder LAYTON, SMITH, AND HAWK
Architectural Style SULLIVANESQUE
Roof Material COMPOSITION FLAT ROOFING
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material WOOD/METAL
Door Material METAL
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N