Oklahoma State Capitol Makes Endangered Places List

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 8:42 pm
By: News 9

For the second year in a row, the Oklahoma state Capitol has made a list of the most endangered places in the state.

The nonprofit organization Preservation Oklahoma released its annual list of Oklahoma's most endangered places on Tuesday.

The list recognizes historic sites across Oklahoma at risk of demolition or deterioration and raises awareness about the need to preserve them.

The 400,000-square-foot state Capitol building has been plagued with structural, plumbing and electrical problems and is in need of repairs.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Westhope and the J. Paul Getty House in Tulsa also made the list. Other places on the list include the Chilocco Indian School, the Union Bus Station and surrounding block in Oklahoma City and the Eastern Oklahoma Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Talihina.