The Sunset-Vogue-Blue Ribbon Apartment Historic District in Lawton, Oklahoma is a sixteen-acre district comprised of fifty-six apartment buildings. Completed in 1952 in response to a local housing shortage, the complex is directly related to nearby Fort Sill’s training during the Korean War. A federal designation as a critical defense housing area paved the way for low-interest loans to construct housing in Lawton to accommodate the additional military personnel associated with the Fort Sill activities. The architectural language and curvilinear streets are characteristic of its postwar era of development and the district is significant in the area of community planning and development. Rosin Preservation nominated the district to the national register and is preparing the historic tax credit applications for a rehabilitation into affordable housing.
NW Williams Avenue, NW 23rd Street, NW 22nd Street, NW Hoover Avenue Lawton, OK