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Richard Mize: To times gone by, Taking a look back at the last half of 2019

Architect Herb Greene describes his iconic mid-century Prairie House in Norman, built to wide acclaim in 1960-1961, as resembling a "wounded creature" or "mother hen." New owners opened the property as a public venue in 2019. [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
Architect Herb Greene describes his iconic mid-century Prairie House in Norman, built to wide acclaim in 1960-1961, as resembling a "wounded creature" or "mother hen." New owners opened the property as a public venue in 2019. [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

Denise Patterson was 2019 president of Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, which had a female president for the first time.

Denise and Troy Schroder, cut-up Realtors with Keller Williams Realty, starred on HGTV's "House Hunters" for the third time.

Architect Herb Greene's captivating Prairie House in Norman opened to the public for the first time in a long time.

Here's to times gone by. Last week we spotlighted the first half of 2019. Enjoy these photos from highlights of the last half of the year.

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<strong>Denise and Troy Schroder, in back, are recorded inside a master closet by camera operator Chris McCaffrey for an episode of "House Hunters" on HGTV. The show, in August, marked the third appearance by the Schroders, who are real estate agents with Keller Willams Elite. [PHOTO PROVIDED]</strong>

Denise and Troy Schroder, in back, are recorded inside a master closet by camera operator Chris McCaffrey for an episode of "House Hunters" on HGTV. The show, in August, marked the third appearance by the Schroders, who are real estate agents with Keller Willams Elite. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-726b1da8e6676c27145fd8ffb4bee14f.jpg" alt="Photo - Denise and Troy Schroder, in back, are recorded inside a master closet by camera operator Chris McCaffrey for an episode of "House Hunters" on HGTV. The show, in August, marked the third appearance by the Schroders, who are real estate agents with Keller Willams Elite. [PHOTO PROVIDED] " title=" Denise and Troy Schroder, in back, are recorded inside a master closet by camera operator Chris McCaffrey for an episode of "House Hunters" on HGTV. The show, in August, marked the third appearance by the Schroders, who are real estate agents with Keller Willams Elite. [PHOTO PROVIDED] "><figcaption> Denise and Troy Schroder, in back, are recorded inside a master closet by camera operator Chris McCaffrey for an episode of "House Hunters" on HGTV. The show, in August, marked the third appearance by the Schroders, who are real estate agents with Keller Willams Elite. [PHOTO PROVIDED] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3096267e3f557c5f6dffd54f21f1f94c.jpg" alt="Photo - Denise Patterson, owner of Denise Patterson Custom Homes and 2019 president of Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, shows the kitchen at 6308 NW 178 Terrace, her entry in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic. [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] " title=" Denise Patterson, owner of Denise Patterson Custom Homes and 2019 president of Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, shows the kitchen at 6308 NW 178 Terrace, her entry in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic. [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] "><figcaption> Denise Patterson, owner of Denise Patterson Custom Homes and 2019 president of Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, shows the kitchen at 6308 NW 178 Terrace, her entry in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic. [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-026cf9932e6a6264d67edf5c69af8136.jpg" alt="Photo - Ripple Creek Homes' entry at 5101 Water Oak Way, in Edmond's Black Oak at Iron Horse Ranch addition, won Best Overall in the $1.5 million-and-above category of the Parade of Homes Fall Classic in September. [CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION] " title=" Ripple Creek Homes' entry at 5101 Water Oak Way, in Edmond's Black Oak at Iron Horse Ranch addition, won Best Overall in the $1.5 million-and-above category of the Parade of Homes Fall Classic in September. [CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION] "><figcaption> Ripple Creek Homes' entry at 5101 Water Oak Way, in Edmond's Black Oak at Iron Horse Ranch addition, won Best Overall in the $1.5 million-and-above category of the Parade of Homes Fall Classic in September. [CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-582541c306f7134c1b8ba875cbd8a778.jpg" alt="Photo - Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with Maxwell Supply of Oklahoma City, framed the nonprofit’s 1,000th house in December in the Stephen Florentz Legacy Estates addition in northwest Oklahoma City. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] " title=" Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with Maxwell Supply of Oklahoma City, framed the nonprofit’s 1,000th house in December in the Stephen Florentz Legacy Estates addition in northwest Oklahoma City. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] "><figcaption> Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with Maxwell Supply of Oklahoma City, framed the nonprofit’s 1,000th house in December in the Stephen Florentz Legacy Estates addition in northwest Oklahoma City. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-aee27a184b6d7c7fc8f9c6a75a3182ea.jpg" alt="Photo - Evelyn Buck's home after repairs in Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity's Critical Home Repair program. It was Habitat's 500th Critical Home Repair, in September. [CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY] " title=" Evelyn Buck's home after repairs in Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity's Critical Home Repair program. It was Habitat's 500th Critical Home Repair, in September. [CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY] "><figcaption> Evelyn Buck's home after repairs in Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity's Critical Home Repair program. It was Habitat's 500th Critical Home Repair, in September. [CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-28bdd0a3ccdadb90d06d1213f314a546.jpg" alt="Photo - Architect Herb Greene describes his iconic mid-century Prairie House in Norman, built to wide acclaim in 1960-1961, as resembling a "wounded creature" or "mother hen." New owners opened the property as a public venue in 2019. [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] " title=" Architect Herb Greene describes his iconic mid-century Prairie House in Norman, built to wide acclaim in 1960-1961, as resembling a "wounded creature" or "mother hen." New owners opened the property as a public venue in 2019. [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] "><figcaption> Architect Herb Greene describes his iconic mid-century Prairie House in Norman, built to wide acclaim in 1960-1961, as resembling a "wounded creature" or "mother hen." New owners opened the property as a public venue in 2019. [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES] </figcaption></figure>
Richard Mize

Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked... Read more ›

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