The Lion’s Den

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City/Town: Langston
Location Class: Commercial
Year Built: N/A
Year Abandoned: 2005
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: SaraNearGuthrie

The Lion’s Den is located in Langston, Ok and named after the university mascot. The Lion’s Den provided adult entertainment for the students and people living in town. It appeared to have two separate bar areas as well as a kitchen where they served the “Fish Platter” and the “Pork Chop Thang” as you can see in one of the pictures. A local resident in a nearby town states that other than the Langston community no one really know what went on at this bar and that it was rumored to be a strip joint but was never confirmed until now. Documents hanging on the walls date back to December of 2000 and the pool table and video game cabinet both have tax stamps that expired in ’01. On the second level of the structure there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom still contains a bed and many text books left behind to rot away. There are also many personal letters addressed to a woman that is assumed to have occupied the upper floor and attended the university. The structure is not safe as there are many places on the bottom floor that drop several feet to the ground and on the upper lever you can actually see through to the bottom level where the floor is beginning to separate from the walls. There is black mold all over the place as well as rodent droppings.

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Natalie
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Natalie

How/where do you get permission to enter and photograph these places?

Natalie
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Natalie

Where did you find the information on this place? There is nothing about it anywhere. I've searched and searched. I even searched the name on the blue paper- Xavier's Bar and Grill- but nothing is coming up.

Spip1942
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Rodent droppings are also found at the pool side and it is very frustrating to clean it up every single day.

kjsdf
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Compression Fittings
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Now, I wonder if the pool table is still good. Some rework seems to be necessary here. Thanks.

Forged Fittings
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Looking forward to meeting more people here this here. Really appreciate the hard work put in by the team. Thanks.

Lady Lelouch
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Lady Lelouch

Judging by the condition of the buildings roof, I doubt the arcade game is still in good shape. The outside may not look too bad, but that doesn't mean the inside isnt shocked due to neglect or water damage.

Now, I wonder if the pool table is still good.

Britt Dismore
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I want to know what masters degree (besides masters in social work) I can pursue that accept social work as a bachelor degree.

Henry Kissenger
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Henry Kissenger

If they had a Masters in being a dumbass, you would be set!

Puttsy
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Puttsy

Wow…That seems to be in quite poor shape for being left behind merely 5 years. It looks like a modular home, not a full fledged structure. Such a sad thing. I almost curious as to why the pool table is still there…or what kind of shape it is in. Almost looks still playable, just needs some TLC

Ninja
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Ninja

Its been abandoned since 2005 not 2001.

Ninja
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Ninja

OMG! I haven’t been in there since 2004 my freshman year at Langston. So many parties happened in that place. They were suppose to repair that place…might as well tear it down and rebuild.

SaraNearGuthrie
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SaraNearGuthrie

I know. It was actually in good shape but I'm sure inside the display is shot and the wiring is brittle.

psychosaw13
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psychosaw13

Awesome! it would be kool to see if that Arcade game still worked!

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