Oklahoma City Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 1)

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former Fotomat [gone]
Guthrie, OK
former Fotomat [gone]
Oklahoma City, OK
Both of these former Fotomats appeared to be abandoned when these photos were taken in 2011. By 2016, all that was left of the Oklahoma City location was the planter base. The Guthrie location was gone by 2023. The Fotomat drive-thru photo developing chain was established in San Diego, CA in the 1960s. Their kiosks were located in shopping center parking lots. By 1980, there were over 4,000 locations nationwide. The original buildings had gold roofs. With the invention of one-hour developing, Fotomat's one-day service became obsolete. The company began selling off its kiosks in the mid-1980s. For more about the chain, see this page.

State Fair of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
Bandshell Oklahoma Publishing
Company Building
Expo Hall
Centennial Building
Construction of thew new State Fair of Oklahoma began at this site in 1951. The first fair took place in 1955. In 2001, the name was changed from the State Fair of Oklahoma to the Oklahoma State Fair.

The Bandshell was built around 1952. New buildings were still being constructed into the early 1970s. [map]

The Oklahoma Publishing Company Building, aka the OPUBCO Building, was designed by Sorey Hill Sorey. [map]

The Oklahoma Expo Hall was built in 1957. [map]

The Centennial Building was designed by Coston, Frankfurt & Short. [map]

For more, see this website.

Metro Cleaners
Oklahoma City, OK
The Metro Cleaners building was designed by Hudgins Thompson & Ball. It was built in 1953 as a Nuway Cleaners. The upstairs originally housed nine apartments. The building also housed Granada Floral. I believe the cleaners is still open. [map]

Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Building
Oklahoma City, OK
The Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Building was designed by Turnbull & Mills and built in 1963. For more, see this website. [map]

Salvation Army [gone]
Oklahoma City, OK
These Salvation Army buildings were built in 1960 and 1961. The office building was designed by Hudgins-Thompson-Ball. The Outreach Center was designed by Robert D. Stone. These photos are from 2011. That same year, it was announced that the buildings would be demolished for a new park. The buildings were gone by 2015.