The purpose of the National Register for Historic Places (NRHP) is to recognize and preserve historic sites in the United States. I wrote last week about the Mattie Beal Home; the Lawton Heritage Association worked on the application and the house was added to the Register in 1975 in recognition of its historical significance and architectural value (Colonial Revival.) The home was built between 1907-1909 by Mattie and her husband Charles Payne. Mattie, a telephone operator from Kansas, was the lucky second name to be drawn in the KCA Land Lottery in 1901. She chose a 160-acre allotment south of the Lawton town site.
The house doesn’t have a plaque on it, announcing it is a historic site. I think we need to put one on the wrought iron gate, and a few other Board members think the same.
The National Register for Historic Places is the US official list of cultural resources considered worthy of preservation. This includes properties that are significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture. If you live in the states, do you have a historic home or other historic site in your town? Here is the listing by state and county.
Come visit Ms. Jenny’s site, …off on my tangent…
and see what other words were chosen for AlphabeThursday’s Letter N.