Lawton apartment district placed on state register of historic places
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (OKSHPO) is pleased to announce the newest National Register of Historic Places listing for Oklahoma. The National Register of Historic Places is our nation’s official list of properties significant in our past.
The Sunset-Vogue-Blue Ribbon Apartments Historic District (district) in Lawton is locally significant under National Register of Historic Places Criterion A in the area of Community Planning and Development. The 16-acre district contains 70 resources comprised of 38 contributing apartment buildings, 12 contributing laundry sheds, 18 noncontributing apartment buildings, 1 noncontributing office and 1 noncontributing shed. The district contains 3 apartment complexes: the Sunset Apartments, the Vogue Apartments and the Blue Ribbon Apartments. The Blue Ribbon Apartments are noncontributing resources due to alterations to the exterior of each apartment building, although the complex retains its historic configuration of buildings and its relationship to the other contributing buildings. All three complexes were constructed in 1952, with the noncontributing office and shed constructed in 2007.