Tag Archives: Oklahoma

Maon Hotel Front Desk, Claremore, Oklahoma

This image shows the Mason Hotel in Claremore, Oklahoma as it looked with the world-famous J. M. Davis Gun Collection.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Photo-Platin” Post Card

There is no description on the back of this card.

The gun collection was housed in this location for many years, but was eventually moved to its own museum. The hotel was closed in 1974 and demolished in 1986.

This card was used and is dated 20 July 1953.

State Capitol Bank, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This image shows the unique and dramatic architecture of the State Capitol Bank in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It’s mid-century modern design earned it the name Bank of the Future.

Color Photo by Steve Dodson

The description states:

SCC-150 STATE CAPITOL BANK

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA

This beautiful and unusual modernistic styled bank, located at 3900 N. Lincoln Blvd., is called the “Bank of the Future”. It is equipped with a floating air lobby from the main floor to the lower floor, and a cashier to customer TV drive-in banking window.

–The building still stands and operates as a bank, but is now owned by Arvest Bank. The building was constructed in 1964, so this card likely dates from that time.

Surrey House Antiques, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This image shows a section of the Surrey House Antiques and Gift Shop, which is in the Hummel Holiday Village near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Published by Gough Photo Service, 263 S. Winston, Tulsa 14, Okla. LU-5-1234

The description states:

SURREY HOUSE ANTIQUES AND GIFT SHOP

IN QUAINT HUMMEL HOLLIDAY VILLAGE

1 mile West of Turner Turnpike Gate on U. S. 66, Box 9732, Okla. City, Okla. Phone Victor 2-1939 – Visit the Annex, Calico Corner on the walk.

— A Friendly Place to Stop —

–Most of what can be seen here is likely for sale, including some of the furniture and light fixtures. It does not appear to still exist.

This card was used but the stamp was not cancelled and there is no date on the message. It likely dates from the 1950s.