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| Institution Name: Oklahoma City University |
Original/Historic Place Name: Fine Arts Building
Location on Campus: (east side) 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Foundation: reinforced concrete|
|Walls: masonry; concrete (trim)|
|Roof: standing-seam metal|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1927-present (2007)||theater|
|ca. 1927-present (2007)||auditorium|
|ca. 1927-present (2007)||academic department building (performing arts)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||auditorium (recital hall)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||other (practice rooms)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||other (scenery and costume workshops)|
Significance: architecture, culture, history, religion
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Oklahoma City University (1978) |
References: see below
The Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center was the second building on campus. Aviator Charles Lindbergh participated in the groundbreaking ceremony. The building has been the venue for drama, comedy, and opera performances and for many years has been considered one of the city's cultural centers.
Outside the building, raised planters with pygmy barberry hedge are in front, and Bradford pear trees, crepe myrtles, and red maples surround the building.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
Oklahoma Historical Society. Oklahoma City University. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1978.
|II. Location of other data: |
|Government Offices |