French-Parks Home

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Built: 1889 | Abandoned: 1889
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places (March 18, 1985)
Status: Endangered
Contributor: Tahlequah Daily Press
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Built in the 1880s, The French-Parks Home is one of the few homes remaining from that time period. The home was owned by two historically important families in Tahlequah. The first owner, Robert French, was the High Sherriff of the Cherokee Nation and his wife was a member of the prominent Cherokee Johnson Thompson family. The second owner, Jefferson Parks, was an early Oklahoma legislator and county judge. Unique architectural features of the home include granite quoins to strengthen the corners. The two-story home also has four five-window bays. It is currently vacant and available for purchase.

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