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Cowden gym

Cowden Gym

Driving down the dirt road there is not much left of the Cowden Independent School District, in fact only one building remained for many years. That was the Cowden Gym, built in 1935 by the WPA which...

Sooner Legends Inn

Sooner Legends Inn

Sometimes the unique walls, curvatures and foundation of a building aren’t all that make it unique. Often, it’s what lies beneath the roof in the halls, lining the walls and countertops...

Hollister School Facade

Hollister School Facade

The start of 1922 came with great news for the growing town of Hollister Oklahoma. A new consolidated school building would be constructed by next year with cost estimates falling around $30,000...

Del Camino Motel

Del Camino Motel

The Del Camino Motel or when it first got its start around 1950 as the Del Camino Courts located in Woodward, Oklahoma was one of the most interesting examples of a motel that we had ever seen...

Carver School

Carver “Colored” School

Erected with the funds from the Separate School fund was the Carver “Colored” School of Hominy. Costing around $20,000 the new buff brick, L-shaped single-story building included four...

Miller Theatre

Miller Theatre

Miller Theatre opened in May of 1947, the perfect start to summer with crowds gathering to see films. It was one of four movie theaters at the time but one of the more popular ones out of the...

Oklahoma State Fair Speedway

Oklahoma State Fair Speedway

Construction of the giant Oklahoma State Fair Speedway was completed in 1954. The speedway became a sizeable part of fair-goers activities for over half a century. In 1961, late model stock car...

Brookshire Motel

Brookshire Motel

When I first laid eyes on it, the Brookshire Motel was an empty shell of a roadside motel near 11th and Garnett. Although their old neon sign still stood, I’d never seen it lit. In fact, I’d never...

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...

Redskin Theater

Redskin Theater

The Redskin Theater opened on August 10, 1948, it was owned and operated by Cecil Duncan and was one of three in the town of  Wetumka. Movie theaters and drive-ins were a hit during this time and the...

Andrew Goodholm House

Andrew Goodholm House

The Victorian-style elaborate Goodholm House was the project of Swedish immigrant Andrew Goodholm. He was prominent in the Oklahoma City community being known as a builder, a city councilman and...

Pernell School

Pernell School

Before and After Fire Pictures Below The Pernell School project was accepted by the WPA in October of 1940, $44,000 was set aside as funding for the new building and auditorium. Actual construction...

Stilwell Jail

Stilwell Jail

The small cowboy jail of Stilwell’s history dates back to the early 1910s. While the exact date of its construction was sometime between 1910-1914, it first showed up on existing fire insurance...

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