Tay-Lo-Rest House

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Built: 1930 | Abandoned: 1930
Status: Endangered
Contributor: Preservation Oklahoma
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Tay-Lo-Rest House was the home of James Taylor, the second American Black extension agent in Oklahoma. The home of the first agent has been destroyed. It was built by the labor of students with quarried stones from Langston, Oklahoma’s only historical black university. It was also the only off-campus lodging for girls of Langston University. The facility was the first home in Langston built worth more than $500. The house was purchased by Reverend Cecelia Brooks to keep from being destroyed. (Photo by PanDStudios)

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