Preconference Tour/ Metro Modern: Exploring OKC's Mid-Century Architecture

APA Oklahoma Chapter

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT

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Overview

Given its era of development, Oklahoma City has a large collection of Mid-20th Century structures in many land use categories. Some of these structures are designated local landmarks; many are still simply regarded as quirky buildings. In some areas entire OKC neighborhoods developed using this Modernist vocabulary. As a new generation of citizens and preservationists comes of age, OKC's Mid-Century Modern resources are being recognized as worthy of preservation and indeed celebration. Still in recovery from the demolition of several key Mid-Century Modern buildings, the community has begun to understand and embrace the economic value of these structures and understand how they fit into the community's plans for the future. The tour will terminate with a lunch presentation on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and Plaza in context with the Oklahoma City Memorial. 

Speakers

Steve Kline

Invited Speaker

Preservation Architect in Fort Worth, TX.

Susan Allen Kline

Invited Speaker

Preservation Architect in Fort Worth, TX.

Contact Info

Charles Warnken, cwarnken@ou.edu