Muskogee’s list of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places has grown with the designation of the Muskogee Depot and Freight District.
The National Register of Historic Places is the federal government’s official list of historic properties worthy of preservation. The listings are made through the National Park Service.
The Depot and Freight District includes the properties at 220 Elgin Ave., Elgin Avenue between South Second Street and South Sixth Street, 321 S. Third St., 321A S. Third St., 401 S. Third St. and South Fourth Street at Elgin Avenue.
The buildings included in that area include Three Rivers Museum and the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Museum.
The city recently purchased the old railroad office building in the area. No plans have been developed for its use.
“I’m very pleased,” Tish Callahan, assistant city planner said of the new listing. “It’s an area that’s showing promise and now has a direction.”
Callahan said the listing on the National Register could bring more visitors to Muskogee.
“There are a lot of people who hear of communities where there are National Register areas and they will tour them,” she said.
Local historian Jonita Mullins said she is also pleased with the listing.
“It means we have taken a step for Muskogee to ensure that another part of its history will be saved or, at least, it will be better protected than it otherwise would have been,” Mullins said.
She hopes the designation will translate into a greater appreciation of Muskogee’s history among people who live here and those who visit here.
Callahan said the designation also benefits the property owners in that will have the opportunity to claim tax credits for rehabilitation of the buildings.
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