Per Preservation Oklahoma & the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture: The State's Most Endangered Sites

Apr 7, 2016

Last night, at an event here in Tulsa, Preservation Oklahoma and the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture jointly announced the 2016 list of the state's Most Endangered Places. The list includes the Oklahoma State Capitol Building as well as two locations in Tulsa: the Oklahoma Iron Works Building (just northeast of downtown) and the mid-century Abundant Life Building (near 18th and Boulder). However, the ten sites on this year's list are not the only historic-preservation sites endangered in our state. Given the state's serious budget shortfall of $1.3 billion, the historic preservation tax credit itself -- which has in recent years fostered so much revitalization in downtown Tulsa, in OKC, and elsewhere across the Sooner State -- could be threatened. Our two guests bring us up to speed on such matters; we are joined by Amanda DeCort, the executive director of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, and David Pettyjohn, who is with Preservation Oklahoma.