Sunday, September 4, 2016

31 Vintage Photos of Downtown Oklahoma City in the 1940s

Take a look at these vintage photos that captured Downtown Oklahoma City in the 1940s to see the changing of the capital and largest city of the state of Oklahoma after more than 70 years.

1st Street (Park Ave) and Broadway, 1946

1st Street (Park Ave.), 1946

American National Building, January 11, 1946

Baltimore Building, Oct. 1944

Broadway Avenue, October 4, 1947

Campbell Building in Oct. 1942

Colcord Building and Beverly's Chicken in the rough, Sept. 1944

Elks Lodge Building (Key Building, Oklahoma Natural Gas Building), Sept. 1944

Frank Clark, May 1946

Gene Jones Motor Co., 1946

Hales Building in July 1941

Harbour-Longmire Furniture Co., 1947

Home State Theater, Sept. 1947

Hotel Black, June 1947

Katz drug store, Oct. 1944

Kress in 218 W. Main St., Nov. 1948

Masonic Temple, April 1941

May Theater in 1946

NW 1st St (Park Ave), Oct. 1942

OK Transfer, April 11, 1945

Oklahoma City in Sept. 1944

Oklahoma County Courthouse, Sept. 1944

O'Mealey's Cafeteria in August 1946

Parade on Broadway, April 1948

Parade on Main Street, May 1949

Petroleum Building in 1946

Plaza Court, ca. 1940

Rialto Theater in 1946

Santa Fe Railroad Depot, April 1944

Store Interior, April 1949

Wonder Bread Blimp, Nov. 1947

(Photos from Oklahoma Historical Society)

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