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Deadline approaching for nominating at-risk historic sites



The end of October marks the deadline for nominating at-risk historic sites to the 2008 Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic Places list.

The annual list, sponsored since 1993 by Preservation Oklahoma and the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, spotlights threatened historic resources. Inclusion on the list does not ensure protection or funding, but helps raise awareness.

Entries are selected for listing based on:
" architectural integrity and historical significance
" identifiable threat
" likelihood that inclusion will make a positive impact on preservation efforts

"Each listing serves as a sample of the thousands of landmarks across Oklahoma in need of our attention and protection," according to Preservation Oklahoma.

The 2008 endangered places list will be announced in January. Previous inductees include the Gold Dome bank, Bohemian Hall in Prague and Chilocco Indian School, but submissions can range from water towers to roadbeds.

Nomination forms are available online and are due by Oct. 30. Two color photographs showing the site's current condition must be included with the nomination, which can be returned to Preservation Oklahoma at 405 N.W. 15th, Oklahoma City, OK, 73103.

For more information, contact Preservation Oklahoma at or (405) 308-2794.


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