Turning Interest Into Action
A BIT ABOUT US
Here at Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood Association, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 1993, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts.
Just imagine what we can achieve together!
THE HISTORY OF CTP
The Classen Ten Penn neighborhood was developed in the first decade of the 20th Century, as the Oklahoma Railway Company extended a street car line along Blackwelder Avenue to N.W. 16th Street. The key impetus for this development was the founding of Epworth University in 1904. A cooperative effort involving entrepreneurs, such as John Shartel and Anton Classen, and city officials successfully recruited the Methodist University to the outskirts of the city. The University's original location was two blocks to the north of the survey area. In 1919, it was moved to Northwest 23rd Street and Blackwelder and renamed Oklahoma City University.
CONTACT CLASSEN TEN PENN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Get in touch with Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood Association to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.