Enid Newcomers Guide 2017 - Page 20

Original Kenwood Historic Neighborhood Association, 580.237.5432 Waverley Historic Neighborhood Association, 580.234.2197 Kenwood Historic District The 160-acre Kenwood tract, claimed by both Maurice A. Wogan & N. E. Sisson in the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893 is Enid’s first addition. Kenwood Historic Preservation District is a 10-block area located just northwest of downtown Enid. The district is bounded by Walnut on the north, Maple on the south, Washington on the east, and Madison on the west. The Kenwood Historic Preservation District includes approximately 50 homes and a few businesses that were built between 1895 and 1932. Waverly Historical District The Waverley Additions were platted from 1902 through 1907 after Charles West of Waverley Investment Company purchased the Luther Braden farm in 1902. West later became Oklahoma’s first Attorney General. Today Waverley Historic Preservation District has 287 historic homes, two churches, and one apartment building. Most homes in the district were built from 1906 through the 1920’s. Waverley embraces a 24-block 18 area, 11 blocks west of downtown Enid. The district is bounded by Broadway on the north, Oklahoma on the south, Harrison on the east, and Buchanan on the west. Enid’s National Register of Historical Places Enid has 11 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These properties are a catalog of Enid’s culture, its archaeology, history, and architecture. Pamphlets discussing these properties are available at the City of Enid Planning Office. Chisholm Trail Coalition Historic Downtown Walking Tours The colorful and sometimes controversial history of downtown Enid comes to life through the eyes of “Cactus Jack” and other re-enactment characters. The tours are every third Saturday of the month April - October. Reservations required, call 580.242.2233. Garfield County Courthouse Murals A fascinating depiction of the region from before white men lived on the Plains through the Great Land Run of 1893. The murals are just as bright today as the day they were completed in 1938. The courthouse is located at 114 West Broadway and open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (free).