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Guthrie Historic District

Guthrie, Oklahoma
County of Logan.
Bounded by OK Ave. on N., Broad St. on E., Harrison Ave. on N., and rr tracks on W., includes 301 Harrison St.
National Register Number: 74001664
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - hotel. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: OK-3 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Historic District: www.guthrieok.com.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1999):
Comprising the commercial core of the city of Guthrie, Oklahoma, the historic district contains mostly two- and three-story commercial buildings made of red brick and/or sandstone constructed between 1889 and 1910. This outstanding collection of late nineteen and early twentieth century commercial architecture displays the aspirations of the city's founders to create a city worthy of the distinction as the first and only territorial capital of Oklahoma (from 1890 to 1907) and then as the first state capital (from 1907 to 1910). Guthrie is also significant for its association with the opening of the last frontier to non-Indian settlement and is representative of the attraction and opportunities that cities held for the thousands of settlers who chose not to make their living from the land.

Condition:
Streetscaping needs to be monitored for authenticity. Otherwise, the NHL is in good condition.

In 2005 the Oklahoma Pharmacy Heritage Foundation applied to the National Park Service through the Challenge Cost Share Program for funding to build an Apothecary Garden and Pavilion on a vacant lot next to the Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum. A formal dedication and ribbon cutting was held on May 18, 2006 with dignitaries and visitors from throughout the country. At the request of the town and Oklahoma SHPO, the National Park Service conducted a workshop on how to repair historic wood windows in Guthrie this summer.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
Streetscaping needs to be monitored for authenticity


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