Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number SG100005554
Historic Name HOUSE BUILDING
Description of Significance THE HOUSE BUILDING AT THE CORNER OF EAST 8TH AVENUE AND NORTH MAIN STREET IN BRISTOW, CREEK COUNTY, OKLAHOMA IS ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL OF SIGNIFICANCE UNDER CRITERION A FOR COMMERCE AS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A DOWNTOWN DEPARTMENT STORE. THE BUILDING WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1927-28 BY W.E. KRUMREI FOR R.M & ELIZABETH HOUSE, VIOLA HOUSE, AND RACHEL BALL NÉE HOUSE. THE BUILDING WAS IMMEDIATELY OCCUPIED BY TWO NATIONAL DEPARTMENT STORE RETAILERS, MONTGOMERY WARD AND J.C. PENNEY. THE PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANCE CONTINUES UNTIL 1941 WHEN THE W.E. KRUMREI, WHO WAS ALSO THE ORIGINAL BUILDER, TRANSFERRED OWNERSHIP TO M.J. MCSOUD & E. E. HORANY. ALTHOUGH THESE NEW OWNERS CONTINUED TO LEASE TO J.C. PENNEY, THEY BEGAN A PATTERN OF LEASING TO OTHER TYPES OF TENANTS THAT WERE NOT OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT STORE RELATED. THE BUILDING IS ALSO ELIGIBLE UNDER CRITERION C FOR ARCHITECTURE AS A UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE TUDOR REVIVAL STYLE IN BRISTOW, OKLAHOMA. MANY OF THE TUDOR REVIVAL ELEMENTS ON THE WEST AND SOUTH STREET-FACING EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS STILL EXIST IN THEIR ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION. THESE ELEMENTS INCLUDE THE STONE ARCH, THE MULTI-LIGHT WINDOWS, AND THE PERIMETER MANSARD ROOF WITH EXPOSED RAFTER TAILS AND DECORATIVE CROSS GABLES. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER ON 9 SEPTEMBER 2020.
Current Name SAME
Address 301-305 NORTH MAIN STREET
City BRISTOW
County CREEK
Lot 16-19
Block 42
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function COMMERCE/TRADE: DEPARTMENT STORE; COMMERCE/TRADE: OFFICE
Current Function VACANT/NOT IN USE
Area Signficance 1 COMMERCE
Area Significance 2 ARCHITECTURE
Date Prepared JUNE 2020
Year Built 1927-1928
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder BUILDER: W.E. KRUMREI; ARCHITECT: UNKNOWN
Architectural Style TUDOR REVIVAL
Roof Material BUILT-UP; METAL
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material STEEL
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details CAST STONE AND STUCCO DETAILS
Condition FAIR
Comments LISTED 9 SEPTEMBER 2020.
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