Boley Historic District

Roughly bounded by Seward Ave., Walnut and Cedar Sts. and the southern city limits, Boley, Oklahoma

Photo 

By National Park Service - http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Photos/75001568.pdf, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14519277

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Begun as a camp for African-American railroad construction hands, this is the largest of the towns established in Oklahoma to provide African-Americans with the opportunity for self government in an era of white supremacy and segregation. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 15, 1975

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1975
Reference number
75001568
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Commerce; Ethnic Heritage - Black; Politics/Government; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Religious structure; Meeting hall; Restaurant; Specialty store
Current functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling; Business
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant year
1903
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 12
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2018: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • February 1, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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