Local Organization Offers to Save Wavy Bank Structure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 3, 2019

Contact: Melissa Hunt
Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture
Phone: (405) 948-7174
Email: okcarchitecture@cox.net

Photograph By: Lynne Rostochil

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture (OCFA) sent a Letter of Intent to Lease the Central National Motor Bank Annex (aka "the wavy bank building") to Oklahoma City Public Schools today. The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture is willing to assume the repair, liability and ongoing maintenance of the structure as a solution to save the iconic piece of architecture.

The OCFA Board of Directors believes the Foundation has the track record, interest and resources to make this endeavor successful. The organization was formed 20 years ago to save the abandoned and endangered First Church of Christ, Scientist building at 1200 North Robinson Avenue. The OCFA owned and maintained the building for almost a decade and in that time placed the building on the National Register of Historic Places. The building remains today because of the efforts of the Foundation.

The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture believes the "wavy bank building" is deserving of such care and protection for its distinctive roof design. The structure retains great architectural character that should be preserved.

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The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture promotes design excellence in the physical environment through projects and education. You can read more about OCFA at www.okcarchitecture.com

 

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