Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number SG100003237
Historic Name DR. W. H. SLAUGHTER HOUSE
Description of Significance THE DR. W. H. SLAUGHTER HOUSE, ERECTED IN 1937, IS SIGNIFICANT UNDER CRITERION B FOR ITS ASSOCIATION WITH DR. WYATT HARDY SLAUGHTER, OKLAHOMA CITY'S FIRST NON-WHITE DOCTOR AND ONE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY'S MOST PROMINENT AND INFLUENTIAL MEDICAL, BUSINESS, AND CIVIC LEADERS. AS A PHYSICIAN, SLAUGHTER ESTABLISHED VARIOUS MEDICAL OFFICES AND A HOSPITAL AND FOUNDED THE STATE'S AFRICAN AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION; AS A BUSINESSMAN, HE ERECTED NUMEROUS BUILDINGS IN THE DEEP DEUCE/NORTHEAST 2ND STREET SEGREGATED AREA OF OKLAHOMA CITY AND HELPED FOUND THE NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE; AS A CIVIC LEADER HE CAMPAIGNED FOR WORLD WAR II BONDS, PUBLIC AMENITIES SUCH AS THE YMCA, AND A NEW HIGH SCHOOL FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS; AS AN ENTREPRENEUR HE DEVELOPED SEVERAL RESIDENTIAL PLATS IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA CITY. HE WAS ALSO A TRUSTEE OF MEHARRY UNIVERSITY. DR. SLAUGHTER'S HOUSE AND ASSOCIATED RESOURCES RETAIN A HIGH DEGREE OF OF INTEGRITY OF LOCATION, SETTING, DESIGN, MATERIALS, WORKMANSHIP, FEELING, AND ASSOCIATION AND STILL TRANSMITS APPROPRIATE INFORMATION ABOUT DR. WYATT HARDY SLAUGHTER, A SIGNIFICANT PERSON IN OKLAHOMA CITY'S HISTORY. FOR ITS ASSOCIATION WITH DR. SLAUGHTER, UNDER THE AREA OF SIGNIFICANCE FOR ETHNIC HERITAGE: BLACK HISTORY, THE PROPERTY IS ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER UNDER CRITERION B FOR THE PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANCE FROM 1937 TO 1952. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES 12/20/2018.
Current Name SAME
Address 3101 NORTHEAST 50TH STREET
City OKLAHOMA CITY
County OKLAHOMA
Lot
Block
Current Section 7
Township 12N
Range 2W
Type BUILDINGS, STRUCTURE, OBJECT
Historic Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING DOMESTIC: SECONDARY STRUCTURE
Current Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING DOMESTIC: SECONDARY STRUCTURE LANDSCAPE: OBJECT
Area Signficance 1 ETHNIC HERITAGE: BLACK
Area Significance 2
Date Prepared FEBRUARY 2018
Year Built 1937
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN MOVEMENTS: CRAFTSMAN/VERNACULAR
Roof Material COMPOSITE ASPHALT SHINGLE
Wall Material UNCUT, UNCOURSED BROWN RUBBLE STONE
Window Material STEEL CASEMENT
Door Material STEEL PANEL
Decorative Details ARCHED OPENINGS AT PORCHES, BUTRESSED CORNERS, RED CONCRETE ENTRY STEPS
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments LISTED 20 DECEMBER 2018.
Restricted