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Boley Historic District

Boley, Oklahoma
County of Okfuskee.
Seward Avenue, Cedar Street, Walnut Street & city limits.
National Register Number: 75001568
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Threatened in
2008.
Congressional District: OK-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Town.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
Begun as a camp for African-American railroad construction hands, this is the largest of the towns established in Oklahoma to provide African-Americans with the opportunity for self government in an era of white supremacy and segregation.

Condition:
The historic district continues to be threatened by neglect. The town has recently completed the rehabilitation of a historic structure and constructed a museum just off Main Street. However, the ongoing deterioration of historic buildings seems to be outpacing the restoration of historic structures.

No changes since the last reporting period


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