The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


May 9, 2009

A glimpse of Enid’s history

Waverley Historic District will celebrate Enid Historic Preservation Month May 17 by showcasing some historic structures during its annual parlor tour.

The tour will be 2-4 p.m. Homes on the tour are 1202 W. Maine, 1402 W. Maine, 1610 W. Oklahoma and 1323 W. Broadway. Also on the tour is Family Faith Fellowship Church of the Brethren, 1302 W. Broadway.

Tickets are $10 and will be sold at each location, said Shirley Marquardt, publicity coordinator. Tickets include all four homes and the church. Call 234-2197.

Proceeds from the tour will fund sidewalk repairs in the district.

“Waverley Historic District sponsors a tour once a year so our district can share its rich history with others in the community,” Mar-quardt said. “The tour includes select rooms at each location. Hostesses at each location will be available to share the history of the homes and church and to point out vintage décor features.”

1202 W. Maine

Nancy and Archie Taylor

This Prairie-style home, with four-square design, was built circa 1910 by Harvey and Lillie B. Fleming.

Harvey was an oil broker and owned Fleming & Son Groceries & Meats. The family had three children. A picture of the home in 1911 with the children standing in the front yard will be available for viewing during the tour.

In 1938, the Humphrey family purchased the home and converted the upstairs into an apartment. In 1999, the Taylors purchased the home and painstakingly renovated the entire home and garage apartment.

The two-story, wood-framed, four-bedroom, four-bath home features extensive stenciling throughout the first floor. The front door, side lights, staircase, tile fireplace mantel and claw-foot tub in the downstairs bath are original to the home. The home has reproduction period lights features. Enid Floral will provide the floral arrangement for the home.

1402 W. Maine

Christine and Tim Coffman

This two-story Italian Renais-sance-style home, with beau arts details, was built circa 1920. The land was purchased in 1905 from Waverley Investment Co. by Samuel and Alice Druley.

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