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buffalo theatre

Buffalo Theatre

Pawnee Dry Goods Co. Constructed in 1894, this building throughout the years was depicted as “D.G & Milly” as well as a Hardware and Furniture store. But it was most popularly known...

Trail Drive-In Theatre

Trail Drive-In Theatre

Built in 1950 around the same time that the nearby Enid Drive-In was constructed the Trail Theatre was a single screen drive-in with a 400 car capacity. The Trail Drive-In Theatre is located south of...

Hotel Sparks

Hotel Sparks

Hotel Sparks 1922-1924 In 1922 George W. Sparks had the idea for a grand hotel in Okmulgee. A three-story brick matt-faced building that would be named Hotel Sparks was erected with the help of...

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...

Franklin Hotel

Franklin Hotel

In 1927, a prominent Mangum resident, Ralph Helper attended a convention in Alva, Oklahoma. The convention was being held at the “first-class”, Bell Hotel. The Bell Hotel had opened in 1922 and was a...

Arnett School

Arnett School

Most people know Arnett, OK as being located in Ellis County but many don’t know there is another one in Harmon County. Now, this Arnett is the one we will be talking about but only consists of...

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...

Gold Kist Peanut Plant

Gold Kist Peanut Plant

The buildings that lie just off the railroad tracks and are more commonly known as the Peanut Plant tower over the town. are  Okmulgee in the early 1900s was a hub for the oil industry. In 1909 the...

Sunshine Laundry Cleaners

Sunshine Laundry Cleaners

Dating back to 1928 when it was constructed this building has been home to a laundry company. Starting out with National Sunshine Laundry Co., and later known as Sunshine Cleaners, they were known...

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...

Bryant Center

Bryant Center

The Bryant Center was an idea thought up by two businessmen, H.T. Greenhaw and Ferrill Martin. Opening as Bryant Recreational Center which would become a place of entertainment for the mostly African...

Rosenwald Hall - Lima

Rosenwald Hall – Lima

The town of Lima, Oklahoma is one of just thirteen historically all-Black towns existing in the state. Named after the local limestone quarries it was incorporated in 1913. Constructed in 1921 by...

Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

Original Saint George Greek Orthodox Church The Greek Orthodox Christians established a congregation on September 25, 1914, as the Greek Society of St. George of Oklahoma City. By 1917 they had...

Black Apartments

Black Apartments

The four-story Black Apartments were named after and owned by E.R. Black. Built in 1920 for the residents of the growing town of Okmulgee, the job was not completed smoothly, a newspaper article...

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