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Hope Hall Griffin Memorial

Hope Hall Griffin Memorial

The building that would become Hope Hall got its start almost a century ago in 1928 when bids were being taken to construct a new building at the Central State Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma to be used...

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...

Slick, OK

Slick, OK

Slick, Oklahoma is the truest example of an oil town if there ever was one. Starting as just a lone cottonfield it was the discovery of oil by Tom B. Slick that put it on the map. Within a short...

Victory Baptist Church

Victory Baptist Church

Based on the stonework of the old Victory Baptist Church in Pershing its construction is estimated to have been in the late 1920s. Church records showed that in 1924 the church had about fifty-sixty...

Manitou Jail

Manitou Jail

The Manitou Jail was constructed in 1922 of concrete, and steel bars, with a barrel roof. It was a single cell and represented the efforts that most small upcoming towns had of promoting the welfare...

Shidler Jail

Shidler Jail

The Shidler jail now sits as a shell, a reminder of our past and the history that sits forgotten all around us. In 1922 Deputy Sheriff John H. Penland announced Shidler was on track to construct a...

Okmulgee Black Hospital

Okmulgee Black Hospital

Check Out the Restoration Process of the Okmulgee Black Hospital at Landmark for All Generations Inc., In February 1922 the Okmulgee Board of City Commissioners named J.M. Whitehead to gather...

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...

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...

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...

Goode Mansion

Goode Mansion

The Goode Mansion is another mansion in Fairfax which was built on Native American land as a result of oil money. Presumably built in the 1920s when the oil and gas industry took off creating boom...

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...

Inola Jail

Inola Jail

The tiny jail of Inola is rumored to have been built in 1921. Assuming that it went out of service when most other calabooses were discontinued it would have been around the 1930-40s. It consists of...

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...

Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy

Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy

Harmony Public School The story of Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy goes back to the 1920s. The $55,000 building was erected in 1927 as Harmony Public School. It opened its doors to students in the...

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