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KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE

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SUMMER OF HISTORY CONTINUES…

Original Cover. Click to enlarge. Original Cover. Click to enlarge.

It’s very tall, for a short building; only two stories, but your mind will tell you it’s a three story building for it’s height. Standing in front, and following around to the side, you might think your eyes are playing tricks with you when you see only two stories. Two stories; really? You count the two neat rows of windows again. This building must have ceilings over 20 feet high.

The building. The building. Click on photo to enlarge.

High ceilings weren’t uncommon at all in buildings back when; especially good though, during Oklahoma’s intense Summer heat.

In this age before electric fans; higher ceilings held a lot of the heat making it well; at least tolerable below. The brownstone front, and red brick sides; the ornate icing on the top alone; may have invited you in. Historic buildings kept in such original…

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