Promoting historic preservation statewide​.

Unveiling of 2017 List of 

Oklahoma's Most Endangered Places 


Presentation of 2017 Preservation

Leadership Awards


Monday, April 17th, 6 p.m.

The Overholser Mansion

405 NW 15th St.

Oklahoma City


$30 POK Members/$40 Nonmembers

On Monday, April 17, Preservation Oklahoma will unveil its 2017 list of Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Historic Places and will also present the 2017 Preservation Leadership Awards.  The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Henry Overholser Mansion, located at 405 NW 15th Street in Oklahoma City. 

Since 1993, Preservation Oklahoma has recognized historic properties across the state at risk of demolition or deterioration, raising awareness of the need to protect Oklahoma’s historic resources.  While inclusion on the list does not guarantee protection or funding, it can be a key component in mobilizing support for the preservation of historic properties. This list was selected by a group of preservation professionals from nominations submitted by the public. An exhibit of the 2017 List will also be unveiled and will travel to numerous locations across the state in an effort to continue the discussion about the need to preserve these historic buildings.

 POK’s Preservation Leadership Awards honor individuals whose tenacity, courage, and determination are the backbone of successful preservation projects across Oklahoma.  The 2017 recipients are: Katie Friddle, Historic Preservation Officer in the Oklahoma City Planning Department, will receive the 2017 Young Leadership Award; Ed Sharrer, Director of Kendall Whittier Main Street, will receive the 2017 Preservation Leadership Award; Bill John Baker, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief, will receive the 2017 Preservation Leadership Award; and Melvena Heisch, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.


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