The Passion behind the Project

The Passion behind the Project

 

The Passion behind the Project

When dirt turns in Edmond, I tend to get calls from people asking, “What’s going on?” When demolition began on an old bungalow on the northwest corner of Littler and Hurd, such was the case. Initially, I go to the Oklahoma County records to seek ownership. The home was owned by Dr. Henderson and Iris Henderson. Dr. Henderson was a local dermatologist who invested in a few real estate properties including a strip shopping center, an historic home at 230 E. 2nd Street, and this home at Littler and Hurd. About three years ago, the death of her husband prompted many changes in Iris’ life, including the sale of their real estate portfolio, with the exception of the bungalow on the corner of Littler and Hurd.

Cliff and Iris supported the Edmond community through donations, time, and support of organizations such as the Hope Center, UCO, and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. While these charities were important to the couple, the biggest impact may have been the contribution to lower-income UCO students who struggled to pay for school, family obligations, and housing. This little bungalow was special to Cliff and Iris because it allowed them to make a