Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number SG100004169
Historic Name FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Description of Significance THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT 200 NORTH 14TH STREET IN PONCA CITY, OKLAHOMA, IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES UNDER CRITERION C, AS A LOCALLY DISTINCT EXAMPLE OF THE MODERN MOVEMENT ARCHITECTURAL STYLE. DESIGNED BY ARCHITECTS CHARLES AND JOHN SHAVER, WITH ASSISTANCE FROM LOCAL ARCHITECT AND CONGREGATION MEMBER WILLIAM R. BROWN, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WAS DEDICATED IN 1955 AND REPLACED A 1921 BUILDING AT NORTH 4TH STREET AND EAST CLEVELAND AVENUE. A PLANNED CHAPEL AND CLASSROOM WING ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE COMPLEX WERE COMPLETED IN 1962. THE CHURCH IS NOTABLE FOR BEING THE ONLY BUILDING DESIGNED BY THE SHAVER AND SHAVER ARCHITECTURAL FIRM ON THE OKLAHOMA LANDMARKS INVENTORY. A FATHER-AND-SON TEAM, SHAVER AND SHAVER CREATED STUNNING STRUCTURES THAT BLENDED CLASSIC STYLES WITH MODERN SENSIBILITIES. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IS A PHYSICAL TESTAMENT TO THEIR WORK AS WELL AS TO THE EVOLUTION OF A CONGREGATION WITH VERY HUMBLE BEGINNINGS DATING TO OCTOBER 1893. CRITERIA CONSIDERATION A IS APPLICABLE AS THIS IS A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION. NATIONAL REGISTER LISTED 15 JULY 2019.
Current Name SAME
Address 1505 EAST GRAND AVENUE
City PONCA CITY
County KAY
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Current Function RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2
Date Prepared AUGUST 2018
Year Built 1955-1968
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder ARCHITECT: CHARLES W. AND JOHN A. SHAVER; ARCHITECT: WILLIAM R. BROWN
Architectural Style MODERN MOVEMENT (LATE GOTHIC REVIVAL INTERPRETATION)
Roof Material RED FLAT TERRACOTTA TILE
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material METAL
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details STAINED GLASS WINDOWS; COURTYARD WITH PLAYGROUND
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments
Restricted