Michael Overall

Staff Writer


Born and raised in Oklahoma, Michael writes news features and personal columns on a variety of topics. Phone: 918-581-8383

Built in 1927, it became one of five Ponca City buildings added last week to the National Register of Historic Places. Five listings at once would be remarkable for a major metropolitan area. For a town with a population under 30,000, it's a triumph that should leave Ponca bursting with civic pride. Especially because the listings include an industrial site like the Power Plant.

Built in 1922, the Ponca City Milling Company’s six-story grain elevator dominates the skyline. COURTESY/Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office

Temple Emanuel, built in 1964 and designed by local architect G. Harold Kanady, is one of Ponca City’s most striking Mid-Century Modern buildi…

This Italian Renaissance Revival house was built for oilman E.W. Marland’s sister between 1914 and 1916, a decade before the much larger and m…

Built in 1927, the Municipal Light and Power Plant became one of five Ponca City buildings added recently to the National Register of Historic…

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Michael Overall

The Towerview was not subsidized.

Michael Overall

FYI, for readers who have asked for more information: http://www.porphyriafoundation.com.

Michael Overall

There is a dredging operation on the opposite bank, but it is not related to the casino construction. Both are using their own tractors and dump trucks.

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