Mesta Park is one of the hippest neighborhoods in central Oklahoma City! Less extravagant than the adjacent Heritage Hills, but just as picturesque, living is stylish whether in a single-family home or a 2-, 4-, or 8-plex.
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Dining, Shopping, Entertainment, Parks and Recreation
- Minutes from the Plaza District
- More Restaurants and Grocery in the Asian District
- Not far from Uptown 23rd
- Close to the State Capital, Oklahoma History Center, and OU Medical Center
Mesta Park was developed between 1906-1930, with about half of the homes being built by 1915. Styles include cottage, bungalow, plains cottage, among others.
Historically, the Mesta Park area catered to businessmen and politicians who needed temporary housing in the city. Therefore, many duplexes, four-plexes, and eight-plexes were built, giving the area a more interesting blend of housing types than are found in other historically cohesive neighborhoods.
Mesta Park is not an actual legal addition. Rather, it is composed of most of University Addition east of Western Avenue, and parts of Classen’s West Highland Parked Addition, Harndale Addition, Winan’s Second Addition, and Winans Highland Terrace.
Mesta Park was named after Perle Mesta, the daughter of William B. Skirvin, who owned and developed the Skirvin Hotel. Mrs. Mesta moved with her husband to New York City and became a noted socialite. The neighborhood was originally organized as the Comeback Neighborhood Association. When Mrs. Mesta died in 1975, the city commemorated her by naming a new park in the neighborhood after her: Perle Mesta Park. In 1977, the neighborhood changed its name to the Mesta Park Neighborhood Association.
Mesta Park was designated an Urban Conservation District in 1983, also entering the National Register of Historic Places that same year.
In 1994, Mesta Park was re-designated as a Historical Preservation District