Guthrie Historic District (Guthrie, Oklahoma)

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Guthrie Historic District
GENERAL VIEW TAKEN FROM NORTHEAST - State Capitol Company Building, 301 West Harrison Avenue, Guthrie, Logan County, OK HABS OKLA,42-GUTH,1G-1.tif
State Capital Publishing Company Building
Guthrie Historic District (Guthrie, Oklahoma) is located in Oklahoma
Guthrie Historic District (Guthrie, Oklahoma)
Location Guthrie, Oklahoma
Coordinates 35°52′48″N 97°25′31″W / 35.88000°N 97.42528°W / 35.88000; -97.42528Coordinates: 35°52′48″N 97°25′31″W / 35.88000°N 97.42528°W / 35.88000; -97.42528
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Multiple
Governing body Mixed
NRHP Reference # 74001664
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 13, 1974[1]
Designated NHLD January 20, 1999[2]

Guthrie Historic District (GHD) is a historic district in Guthrie, Oklahoma, US. It represents the commercial core of the city. According to its National Historic Landmark Nomination it is roughly bounded by Oklahoma Avenue on the north, Broad Street on the east, Harrison Avenue on the south, and the railroad tracks on the west; it also includes 301 W. Harrison Avenue.[3] The National Historic Landmarks Program on-line document describes the boundaries as "14th Street, College Avenue, Pine Street and Lincoln Avenue. One building, the Logan County Courthouse, is at 301 E. Harrison Avenue, outside the main boundaries of the GHD,"[4] This article relies on the former source, which is more detailed. According to the 1998 nomination, the proposed district covered 31 acres (13 ha). The nomination included 112 resources, classed as 69 contributing buildings, 38 non-contributing buildings, 1 non-contributing structure and 3 noncontributing objects. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1999.[2][5]

Period of significance[edit]

The period of significance is defined as 1889 to 1910, when most of the contributing buildings were erected. The city of Guthrie was founded in 1889 and promptly became the capital of Oklahoma Territory. When Oklahoma became a state on November 16, 1907, Guthrie became the first state capital, until 1910, when the seat of government moved to Oklahoma City. Guthrie declined in commercial importance and changed little for many years. The GHD was assessed to have a high degree of historic integrity.[5]

Former capitol building of Oklahoma Territory and State of Oklahoma.

Architectural styles[edit]


Building classifications[edit]

As part of the application process, all of the significant buildings within the proposed district boundaries were labeled as either "Contributing" or "non-contributing". Buildings in the former category had to meet the following criteria:

  • Built between 1893 and 1910;
  • Had not lost their historical character through remodeling or conversion to other uses

The table presented here identifies the buildings contained by the GHD, as defined in the NRHP application. Data are largely derived from text descriptions in the application.[6]

Notable Buildings in Guthrie Historic District[6]
Name Address Year Built Architectural Style Notes
Union Station 403 W. Oklahoma Avenue 1902 Late 19th- and Early 20th- Century American Movements Contributing
State Capital Publishing Company Building 301 West Harrison Avenue 1902 Commercial Style Contributing; listed on the National Register in 1973 as the Co-operative Publishing Company Building
Victor Block 24 East 3rd 1893 Richardsonian Romanesque Contributing; Operates as a publishing museum
Foucart Building 115 W. Harrison Avenue 1891 Romanesque Revival with Gothic Revival influences Contributing
Gray Brothers Building 101-103 W. Oklahoma Avenue, 1890 & 1893 Richardsonian Romanesque Contributing; Attributed to Joseph Foucart.
Bonfils Building 107 S. Second Street 1890 Richardsonian Romanesque Contributing
DeFord Building 116 S. Second Street 1890 Richardsonian Romanesque Contributing
Baxter and Cammack’s Livery Stable 215 S. Second Street ca. 1901-1903 Italianate Contributing
Coyle and Smith Building 206-208 S. Second Street 1893 Italianate Contributing
C.W. Hopkins Building 222 S. Second Street 1910 Romanesque Revival Contributing
Little Victor 115 S. First Street 1893 Italianate Contributing
116 S. First Street 116 S. First Street 1903 Late Victorian Non-Contributing
Wachob Building 215 S. First Street 1910 Italianate Contributing
Olds House 223 S. First Street 1899 National Folk Front Gable Contributing
109-111 S. Division Street 109-111 S. Division Street 1894 Italianate Contributing
Logan County Courthouse 301 E. Harrison Avenue 1907 Neo-Classical Revival/Second Renaissance Revival Contributing; Discontiguous District
Tannery Amphitheater 300 Block W. Cleveland Avenue, South Side 1980s Modern Movement Non-contributing because of age
Bumble’s Baggage and More 330 W. Oklahoma Avenue 1912 Commercial Style Non-contributing due to age
314 W. Oklahoma Avenue 314 W. Oklahoma Avenue Unknown date after period of significance Commercial Style Non-contributing due to age
Swan Hotel 317 W. Oklahoma Avenue 1903 Romanesque Revival Noncontributing due to later alterations incompatible with historic appearance
311 W. Oklahoma Avenue 311 W. Oklahoma Avenue 1904 No style Noncontributing because original second story was removed later
BancFirst Drive-Up 200 Block of W. Oklahoma Avenue 1970s No style Non-contributing due to age
Daniel's Drugs 206 W. Oklahoma Avenue Pre-1908 No style Noncontributing due to later alterations incompatible with historic appearance
First National Bank 202-204 W. Oklahoma Avenue 1923 Beaux Arts Noncontributing due to insufficient age
Old U.S. Courthouse and Post Office 201 W. Oklahoma Avenue 1903 & 1914 Beaux Arts Noncontributing due to insufficient age
Wicks Building 120-122 W. Oklahoma Avenue 1892/1893 Commercial Style Noncontributing due to 1950s alterations
Cassidy Building 113 W. Oklahoma Avenue 1911 Commercial Style with Romanesque Revival Noncontributing due to age
118 E. Oklahoma Avenue. 118 E. Oklahoma Avenue. 1898-1901 Romanesque Revival Noncontributing due to later alterations
122 E. Oklahoma Avenue 122 E. Oklahoma Avenue Unknown Commercial style Noncontributing due to age
Filtsch Building 101-103 E. Oklahoma Avenue 1905 Commercial style Noncontributing due to later alterations
Kress Building 105-107 E. Oklahoma Avenue 1918 Classical Style with Commercial style influences Noncontributing due to insufficient age
109 E. Oklahoma Avenue 109 E. Oklahoma Avenue 1922 Commercial Style Noncontributing due to insufficient age
First Capital Bank 224 E. Oklahoma Avenue 1964 Neo-Classical Revival Noncontributing due to insufficient age
217 E. Oklahoma Avenue 217 E. Oklahoma Avenue Unknown Commercial Style Noncontributing due to insufficient age
Townhouse Motel 223 E. Oklahoma Avenue Unknown Commercial Style Noncontributing due to insufficient age
Beland Building 118 W. Harrison Avenue 1920 Classical Revival Noncontributing due to age
Actons Furniture and Pianos 110-112 W. Harrison Avenue 1915 Unidentified style Noncontributing due to age
Kaleidoscope Gallery 121 W. Harrison Avenue 1984 Neo-Victorian Noncontributing because of age
Guthrie News Leader Building 107-109 W. Harrison Avenue 1891 Neo-Romanesque Revival Noncontributing due to the 1976 renovations that extensively altered the original appearance.
105 W. Harrison Avenue 105 W. Harrison Avenue 1895 No style Noncontributing due to the loss of the original second story
121 N. Second Street 121 N. Second Street 1948 Commercial Style/Modern Movement Non-Contributing
Time Out Travel 113 N. Second Street 1924 Unidentified style Noncontributing due to age
City Hall and Police Station 101 N. Second Street/306 W. Oklahoma Avenue 1996 Neo-Victorian Noncontributing due to age
103 S. Second Street 103 S. Second Street 1913 Italianate Noncontributing because of age
Hurley Plumbing and Heating 105 S. Second Street 1923 Commercial Style Noncontributing due to age
Fire Department 109-113 S. Second Street 1931 Commercial Style Noncontributing due to age
Willis Building 118 S. Second Street 1914 Commercial Style Noncontributing due to age
Buckboard Emporium 120 S. Second Street 1910 Commercial Style Noncontributing due to these alterations
217 S. Second Street 217 S. Second Street Unknown date No distinctive style Noncontributing due to age
219 S. Second Street 219 S. Second Street Unknown date No distinctive style Contributing
107 N. First Street 107 N. First Street 1923 Commercial Style Noncontributing due to age
Stan’s Auto 201 S. Division 1928 No distinctive tyle Noncontributing due to age
Unnamed building just south of alley (behind 122 E. Oklahoma Avenue). 122 E. Oklahoma Avenue Unknown date No distinctive style Noncontributing due to insufficient age
Unnamed building just south of alley 100 Block N. Wentz Street, East Side Unknown date Vernacular Front Gable Commercial Noncontributing due to insufficient age

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Guthrie Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  3. ^ National Historic Landmark Nomination: Guthrie Historic District. 1998. Retrieved August 9, 2014
  4. ^ ResourceId=319415123&ResourceType=District National Historic Landmarks Program:Guthrie Historic District] Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Susan Allen Kline (March 29, 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Guthrie Historic District PDF (168 KB)". National Park Service.  and Accompanying photos, perhaps 100 in number, from 1997, 1998, and perhaps other dates. PDF (11.3 MB)
  6. ^ a b National Historic Landmark Nomination: Guthrie Historic District. 1998. Retrieved August 9, 2014.

Further reading[edit]

National Historic Landmark Nomination: Guthrie Historic District. 1998. Retrieved August 9, 2014.

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