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National Bank of Commerce Tulsa

National Bank of Commerce Tulsa

National Bank of Commerce Work on the National Bank of Commerce Tulsa was set to begin in the spring of 1922, the finished plans called for a ten-story building but only ended up being eight. The...

Star School

Star School

A few months into 1959, the City of Wagoner proposed a brand new school to be built just West on the outskirts of town. Voters approved a $37,469 bond issue for the new building which would replace...

tanglewood school

Tanglewood School

Nestled behind a private tree line in Sand Springs, Oklahoma is a historic school with a plethora of development opportunities. Sitting on 3.5 acres is the Tanglewood School awaiting its new life...

Camp Scott

Camp Scott

  First opening on August 11, 1928 as Camp Ma-Del-Co and running for just a two-week period. Costs ran at either $5.00 for the first five days or $9.00 for the entire ten-day stay. The camp and...

Wheatley Elementary School

Wheatley Elementary School

The start and many beginning years of the Wheatley Elementary School are mostly a mystery. But thankfully the date it was built is engraved in the name stone above the door, 1929. In the 1950s the...

Tee Pee Drive-In

Tee Pee Drive-In

The Tee Pee Drive-In dates back to 1949 when it was built along historic Route 66 by Video Theaters. Tee Pee opened on May 5, 1950, and had a capacity for over 400 cars and was a pride and joy for...

Santa Fe Depot - Ponca City

Santa Fe Depot – Ponca City

How Ponca City got its depot is a very interesting one, starting with a rivalry between two towns. Cross Oklahoma a ghost town now, felt that for a Cross man to visit Ponca City was like putting a...

Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp.

Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp.

Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp was opened in 1953 and produced 150,000 tons of urea fertilizer annually at its peak. The 360-acre complex consists of two ammonium plants, two urea plants, a...

Airline Drive-In

Airline Drive-In

In the fifties and sixties, drive-ins brought in multitudes of families, classic car gurus, and teenagers for an outdoor movie experience like no other. The Airline Drive-In opened in July 1952 and...

Osage Generating Station

Osage Generating Station

The Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company had been serving the territory since 1902, predating statehood. The only two cities it served at the time were Oklahoma City and Enid but soon grew to serve...

Nowata, OK

Nowata, OK

Located twenty-one miles South of the Kansas state line, sits the city of Nowata. The origin of the name comes from two theories, one being that it is a derivative of the Delaware Tribe word no-we...

Tulsa Club Building

Tulsa Club Building

The Tulsa Club Building at East Fifth Street and South Cincinnati Avenue was designed by Bruce Goff a creative American architect. His work was distinguished by his unique and eccentric designs in...

Checotah School

Checotah School

Little about the Checotah School is known other than it was built in 1927 on the Northwest side of Okmulgee. Although the year 1927-28 was said to be “the best in the entire history of Checotah...

Bird Creek School

Bird Creek School

Bird Creek is a two-room school built by the WPA, construction started in 1938 and was completed in 1939. It was a small country school for District 17 that got its name from the nearby Bird Creek...

Tydol Oil Refinery

Tydol Oil Refinery

Tidewater of Tydol Oil Company was a major petroleum refining and marketing company in the U.S. for more than 80 years. Tidewater was best known for its Flying A-branded products and gas stations...

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