Best known for its historic association with the Butterfield Overland Mail stage route, the Edwards-Hardaway Homestead and Cemetery contains three contributing resources, including a circa 1850 dogtrot-style log building that is among the oldest buildings in the State of Oklahoma.
In addition, it is the only existing building in the state historically associated with the Butterfield Overland Mail stage route. This association with the Butterfield reflects the pivotal role that the homestead played in the commercial development of Indian Territory. Thomas Edwards operated
a store on the homestead with his wife, Nancy, and her nephew, Jesse Hardaway, until 1889. Historic use of the site by Thomas and Nancy Edwards and their descendants also associates the homestead with a prominent family within the Choctaw Nation.
Currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Edwards Store, PandDStudio is preparing a revised nomination that provides a more comprehensive historical account and description of the property. Other ongoing historic preservation consulting services include a survey HABS/HAER documentation, existing conditions report and recommended restoration actions.
LOCATION: Red Oak Vicinity, Ok
STATUS: In Progress
CLIENT: The Edwards Store, Inc.