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SandRidge Demolition Stalled

The proposed SandRidge Commons project was put on hold Thursday by the Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment. The board cited a lack of information and granted the appeal instigated by Preservation Oklahoma.

The next round in this ordeal is scheduled to take place June 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm.

Full article from the Daily Oklahoman.

OKC Development Threatens Historic Buildings

A recently proposed development by SandRidge Energy in downtown Oklahoma City has preservationists jumping into action.

There appears to be two parts of this story that have brick huggers hopping mad. First off is the planned demolition of OKC's oldest structure, the 1902 India Temple building. The second, less obvious part of the controversy, is the process by which the development was approved by the Downtown Design Review Committee.

I don't pretend to know much about either topic, so I'll use the magic of the world wide interwebs to silently transport you to information nirvana....

To learn about the buildings being threatened refer to Doug Loudenback's recent blog, What Have We Got to Lose.

To learn more about the controversial decision and the effort to appeal it visit Keep Downtown Urban.

All of this is building up to an appeal hearing on Thursday, May 20, 2010 before the Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment. We'll keep you posted.

Prairie House in the 'Burbs

It's not often I see unique homes in South Tulsa. In fact most of them are pretty un-unique.

That's why it caught my eye when I spotted this prairie-style home near 101st and Garnett. The large overhangs give it a distinctively Wright-esque look. And the large glass areas appear to be structural in some areas.

Anyone know more about it?

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