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Property Name Bacone College Historic District
Reference Number 14001027
State OK
County Muskogee
Town Muskogee
Street Address Old Bacone Rd.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/10/2014
Areas of Significance Education, Architecture, Art
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Bacone College Historic District is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places at the local level under Criteria A for its role in Education and Art. It is also eligible under Criteria C for large collection of architecturally significant college buildings. The applicable criteria considerations include Criteria Consideration A as the campus has a religious building within its boundaries and Criteria Consideration D as there is a cemetery also within the boundaries. The period of significance extends from 1885 with the first extant historic resource to 1957 when the preparatory school closed and there was an influx of other races enrolled.

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria