From my Oklahoma City postcard collection… The Oklahoma State Capitol was constructed in 1919. This postcard appears to be from the 1960’s. It is before the dome was added to the capitol during the 1990’s. Approaching 100 years old, the capitol is in need of renovation. Won’t happen this year as the House killed the […]
From my Oklahoma City Postcard Collection… Baptist Medical Center opened Easter Sunday , 1959. I would guess this photo is from the mid ’60s. It opened as a 200 bed hospital and is now 508 beds. At the time this opened, this was on the outskirts of the city! From the Integris website: In 1959 […]
From my Oklahoma City postcard collection… The State Capitol Bank opened here on North Lincoln in 1964 and remains a bank today, although now an Arvest Bank. This is just north of the capitol complex. The building is still in good shape. Oklahoma City certainly has its’ share of mid-century modern architecture probably beginning, at […]
From my Oklahoma City postcard collection… The “Church of Tomorrow” is the First Christian Church at NW 36th and Walker, near Edgemere and Crown Heights. This church was completed in 1956, and was quite unique for its’ day and even today for that matter!
From my Oklahoma City postcard collection… Oklahoma City University was recently ranked in the top-25 by U.S. News and World Report. It was founded in 1904 (before statehood) and, as the postcard above states, established on the current site in 1923. The photo on this postcard is circa 1950’s.
From my Oklahoma City postcard collection… Frontier City is now the only theme park in Oklahoma. It began here in 1958. At that time it was one of 3 amusement parks here in the city: Springlake and Wedgewood being the other two.
From my Oklahoma City postcard collection… I’m guessing this is a 1960’s vintage card. Here’s how the scene looks today. New to this picture are the new Ronald J Norick Downtown Library (front right), the Oklahoma Tower (just behind the library) in downtown Oklahoma City
From my Oklahoma City postcard collection… From the cars in the photo, it appears this was taken in the early 1960’s. The Skirvin Hotel – From Wikipedia… History First opened in 1911, the Skirvin Hotel contained 224 rooms in a ten-story two-winged tower. A third 12-story wing was added in 1925, and then in 1929–30 […]