Tahlequah, OK – TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - In its effort to restore the old Cherokee National Prison and turn it into a museum, the Tahlequah-based tribe is asking the public for artifacts that can be displayed.
The facility was the only penitentiary building in what then was Indian Territory from its completion in 1875 until 1901. The building now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council will vote on Thursday if to move forward the sale of old city Hall. The council yesterday, reviewed an resolution, turning the property over to the Tulsa Development Authority for the purpose of negotiating the sale.
In March, Brickhuggers LLC announced it would pay one million dollars for the facility in "as-is" condition. The firm's intention is to turn the building into a 200 room hotel.
Brickhuggers is the same firm that renovated the old Mayo Hotel.
Tulsa, OK – The Mayor nominates former councilor Eric Gomez to the Planning Commission. That has some neighborhood groups upset.
They claim that when on the council, Gomez was not supportive of neighborhood causes. He told the council he realizes the perception is there, but feels, because of the district's make up, industrial, downtown and residential, that is a misconception.