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Alpha Chi Omega Sorority House

Location:
103 West Boyd
Brief Description:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and constructed in 1925 for the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Casa Blanca is one of the best examples of Spanish mission revival style architecture in Norman. The house features two wings, set at...
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Bavinger House

Location:
730 60th Ave. NE
Brief Description:
Considered the crowned jewel of architect Bruce Goff's many works (not to mention the "most significant" of his designs and the master work of Eugene Bavinger), the aptly named "Bavinger House" has been awarded the 25-year...
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Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House

Location:
800 S. Chautauqua Avenue
Brief Description:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designed by noted local architect Harold Gimeno, the Beta Theta Pi house is an outstanding example of the Italian renaissance revival style. Completed in 1929, the dressed limestone walls of...
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Bizzell Memorial Library

Location:
401 West Brooks Street
Phone:
405-325-3341
Brief Description:
Completed in 1929, Bizzell Library is an elaborate Collegiate Gothic Building and is a National Historical Landmark of the Untied States. It is nationally significant for its association with the racial desegregation court case of George...
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Boyd House

Location:
S. University Blvd. and W. Boyd Street
Brief Description:
The most recognizable Norman residence is the Boyd House, also known as the President's House and the "OU White House." It is the official residence of the president of the University of Oklahoma. In 1976, the Department of the...
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Chautauqua Historic District

Location:
West Boyd St. and Chautauqua Ave.
Brief Description:
The Chautauqua (and Miller) Historic Districts are made up of approximately 150 historical homes each built between 1910 and 1938, with the majority of the development occurring in the 1920's. The architecture and environment of the Chautauqua...
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Downtown Norman

Location:
East Main St. and Jones Ave.
Phone:
405-366-8095
Brief Description:
Downtown Norman provides you with a historical walk through the beautifully landscaped and paved Legacy Trail, with sculptures and other historical points of interest. Along the way, marvel at the stunning bronze sculptures - most created by...
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History of Science Collection

Location:
401 West Brooks Street
Phone:
(405) 325-2741
Brief Description:
Located within the Bizzell Library, this collection contains some of the original works by Galileo and the first book on agriculture in Europe printed with moveable type dating back to 1467. Some of the 90,000 plus volumes and most valuable...
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Ledbetter House

Location:
701 West Brooks
Brief Description:
While not accessible, feel free to drive by another house in Norman designed by Bruce Goff. (The other being the Bavinger House.) The Ledbetter House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places....
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Legacy Trail

Location:
200 S. Jones Ave.
Phone:
405-366-5472
Brief Description:
Take a walk through the beautifully landscaped and paved trail adorned with sculptures and historical points of interest. Along the way you'll marvel at the stunning bronze sculptures-- the majority created by Norman's local foundry, the...
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Miller Historic District

Location:
East Alameda Street and Classen Blvd.
Brief Description:
The Miller (and Chautauqua) Historic Districts are made up of approximately 150 historical homes each built between 1910 and 1938, with the majority of the development occurring in the 1920's. The Miller Historic District is predominately a...
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Moore-Lindsay Historical House

Location:
508 N. Peters
Phone:
405-321-0156
Brief Description:
Constructed in 1899, The Moore-Lindsey House is the best example of the late Victorian, Queen Anne architectural style found in Norman. Stroll back through time when you tour this charming house of spindle work porches, opulent furnishings and...
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Norman Welcome Center

Location:
2424 Springer Drive, Suite 107
Phone:
405-366-8095
Brief Description:
At the Norman Welcome Center, talk to the Norman experts about various historical attractions in and around Norman. Pick up a copy of the Official Norman Visitor Guide, maps, and materials on nearly 40 attractions in Norman, Oklahoma City and the...
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Original Site of the University of Oklahoma

Location:
West Main St. and Santa Fe
Brief Description:
A historical marker designates the location of the first building and original site of the University of Oklahoma. (Original building shown above.) David Ross Boyd, the University of Oklahoma's first president, served from 1892 to 1908 and saw...
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Santa Fe Train Depot

Location:
200 S. Jones
Brief Description:
Built in 1909, the Depot served continuously until passenger service ended in 1979. During the 1980's, a concerned group of citizens oversaw restoration of the depot. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places the depot resumed its...
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Western History Collection

Location:
630 Parrington Oval
Phone:
405-325-2904
Brief Description:
The Western History Collection is one of the largest and five most important collections of Western history documents, maps and photos in the United States. Over 2,000 manuscripts and 800,000 photograph prints and negatives are securely kept and...
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