OKLAHOMA CITY — Preservation Oklahoma has unveiled its annual list of Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Places for 2023. The list features a variety of sites across the state, including historic schools, a rural church rectory, and two icons of Route 66. 


This year’s list of endangered sites are:

11th Street Bridge, Tulsa

Quanah Parker’s Star House, Cache

Isaiah 53 Church, Tulsa

Larkin Hotel, Blackwell

L’Ouverture School, McAlester

Bridge No. 18 at Rock Creek, Sapulpa

Bryant Center, Oklahoma City

St. Joseph’s Rectory, Krebs

Jewel Theatre, Oklahoma City

Skyride, Tulsa (recently demolished)

Peter Conser House, Heavener

Capitol Hill High School, Oklahoma City


Since 1993, Preservation Oklahoma has recognized historic sites across the state at risk of demolition or deterioration, raising awareness of the need to protect Oklahoma’s historic resources.  While inclusion on the list does not guarantee protection or funding, it can be a key component in mobilizing support for the preservation of historic sites.


“Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Places is our flagship program at Preservation Oklahoma, and it has helped bring awareness to hundreds of sites over the last thirty years. With this list we hope to raise awareness of historic sites as well as preservation issues many buildings face,” says Executive Director Chantry Banks.  “We hope that sites on this year’s list will benefit from the attention garnered, and that Oklahomans will benefit from learning about the diverse pieces of our state’s history represented.”  For more information about this year’s list and to see photos, visit: https://www.preservationok.org/most-endangered-places-2023.



Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. It is the state’s only private, nonprofit membership organization that is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and coordinating historic preservation activities throughout the state. To learn more about Preservation Oklahoma, please visit www.preservationok.org.