Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number SG100004176
Historic Name FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
Description of Significance THE 1923 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, AT 302 NORTH 7TH STREET IN MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA, IS AN EXCELLENT LOCAL EXAMPLE OF A LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY REVIVALS/MISSION REVIVAL BUILDING AND IS NOMINATED FOR ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE UNDER CRITERION C FOR THE YEAR 1923. IN 1912 THE BUILDING WAS ERECTED WITH A CLASSICAL REVIVAL EXTERIOR, BUT IN 1923 IT WAS RESTYLED AS MISSION REVIVAL. THE WEST END OF THE HIPPED ROOF WAS RESTRUCTURED TO ADD A GABLE AND A RAISED, SHAPED MISSION PARAPET. THE NORTH AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS WERE ALSO GIVEN MISSION PARAPETS. THREE WALLS RECEIVED SHAPED BUTTRESSES, AND THE BUILDING WAS STUCCOED. THE FENESTRATION PATTERN AND WINDOW MATERIALS, ORIGINAL TO 1912, REMAINED AS INDIVIDUAL CLASSICAL MULTI-LIGHT HUNG WINDOWS PLACED SYMMETRICALLY IN THE ELEVATIONS. SIX ARE PALLADIAN-ARCH UNITS WITH A SEMICIRCULAR TRANSOM LIGHT/Y-TRACERY MULLIONS. IN 1997-98 A RECONNAISSANCE LEVEL SURVEY IDENTIFIED ONLY FOUR (4) LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY REVIVALS/MISSION REVIVAL NON-DOMESTIC (I.E., COMMERCIAL OR RELIGIOUS) PROPERTIES WITHIN THE SURVEY BOUNDARIES IN CENTRAL MUSKOGEE, AND ONLY TWO (2) DOMESTIC PROPERTIES IN MUSKOGEE, INDICATING THAT THE MISSION REVIVAL STYLE WAS RELATIVELY UNCOMMON IN THE CITY. THEREFORE, THE BUILDING IS NOMINATED UNDER CRITERION C, ARCHITECTURE, FOR ITS MISSION REVIVAL ARCHITECTURAL STYLE. ITS INTEGRITY IS ALMOST COMPLETE TO 1923 (WITH A FEW ALTERED DOORS AND WINDOWS). CRITERIA CONSIDERATION A IS REQUESTED, AS THE BUILDING REMAINS A CHURCH. THE BUILDING RETAINS ITS INTEGRITY OF LOCATION, SETTING, DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND WORKMANSHIP AND STILL PROVIDES THE FEELING AND ASSOCIATION OF A NEIGHBORHOOD WORSHIP CENTER. NATIONAL REGISTER LISTED 15 JULY 2019.
Current Name PRAISE CENTER FAMILY CHURCH
Address 302/304 NORTH SEVENTH STREET
City MUSKOGEE
County MUSKOGEE
Lot 12
Block 188
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function RELIGION/ RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Current Function RELIGION/ RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 RELIGION
Date Prepared MAY 2018
Year Built 1912/1923
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style MISSION REVIVAL
Roof Material ASPHALT SHINGLE
Wall Material STUCCO
Window Material WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details MISSION REVIVAL WITH CLASSICAL REVIVAL MOTIFS (REMNANTS FROM INITIAL CONSTRUCTION ARCHITECTURAL STYLE).
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments
Restricted