One of my hobbies is collecting historical postcards of Oklahoma City. I’ve wanted to include in the blog, images from my collection and perhaps add my own thoughts.
Today’s postcard is an artists rendering of North Robinson Street looking north from Sheridan. This is from the 1940’s. If you were the photographer here, the Cox Convention Center would be off your right shoulder and Myriad Gardens off your left. The building shown at the left is the Colcord Building, and the building on the right is now the Sheraton Century Center parking garage. This, to me, is one of the unfortunate effects of the urban renewal. We lost so many downtown treasures.
You can see the State Theater on the right. I still remember seeing movies at the State. The State Theater opened in 1937 and remained there until it was destroyed in the 1970’s. The State was one of the few theaters built to showcase Columbia Pictures.
Across the street, if you enlarge the picture, you can see the Liberty Theater. I subsequently became the Harber Theater from 1948 to 1953 when it became the Cooper Cinerama.
Finally the tall building in the back is the First National Bank Building.