Neighbors Building Neighborhoods (NBN) received a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior to create the Muskogee Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program.

The purposes of the program are to

  • Revitalize properties and preserve past investments in National Register Historic Districts in Muskogee,
  • Conserve National Register historic structures for future generations,
  • Increase the viability and livability of existing housing stock in the historic districts of Muskogee while preserving the history embodied in the historic homes, and
  • Foster economic development in Muskogee through the rehabilitation of historic buildings.

Reference this FAQ Sheet for specifics on eligibility and preparing an application.

*To qualify for this subgrant, properties must be located in and listed as a contributing property identified within one of Muskogee’s historic commercial or residential districts on the National Register of Historic Places.

The primarily residential historic districts are Founders’ Place Historic District (NRIS: 10005081) and Kendall Place Historic District (NRIS: 05001418).

Muskogee’s historic commercial districts are the Bacone College Historic District (NRIS: 14001027), the Depot and Freight Historic District (NRIS: 06001114), and the Pre-Statehood Commercial District (NRIS: 83004210).

Click HERE for a list of eligible contributing properties within the districts.

The Muskogee Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program will begin accepting applications in early 2024.  For more information or pre-application details please contact us at


Local Resources:

City of Muskogee – Planning Department

Historic District Design Guidelines

Founders’ Place Historic District Pattern Guide

City of Muskogee – Muskogee Historic Districts Map

Helpful Resources:

Oklahoma’s National Register of Historic Places Search

Oklahoma Historical Society – Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office

National Park Service – The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

National Park Service – National Register of Historic Places

News Articles:

NEWS RELEASE August 10, 2023 – National Park Service –  ‘National Park Service awards over $9.6 million in grants to support preservation in rural communities’

NEWS RELEASE August 15, 2023 Muskogee Phoenix – ‘Program awards NBN with $750K grant’


The Muskogee Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program is being supported in part by the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.