From my Oklahoma City postcard collection…
This card is postmarked October 14th 1914. And it has a 1¢ stamp!
These houses are no longer there although they look much like the homes still in existence in Mesta Park just to the north of this location. See Mesta Park homes for sale below.
This area is now primarily commercial and a part of ‘Midtown’ Oklahoma City.
The MIDTOWN area was developed in the early 20th century with a mix of uses including residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional. For decades, the area thrived as Oklahoma City continued to grow automobile centric.
However, when Oklahoma City began to grow away from its central beginnings and longtime residents and businesses migrated outward, the MIDTOWN area began to deteriorate. Over the years, the continuing decline resulted in overgrown vacant lots and deteriorated buildings.
Today, with the renewed interest in downtown living, MIDTOWN has great potential as a viable urban neighborhood and is ready for resurgence.
The following are the new businesses that have opened in MidTown during the last 3 years: The name of the business is shown first, followed by the business address, its square footage, and the date that the business opened.
Irma's Burger Shack, 1120 Classen Dr., 3,491 sf, Jul. 2007
1492 New World Latin Cuisine, 1207 N. Walker Ave., 3,385 sf, Sep. 2007
Meg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique, 1227 N. Walker Ave., 2,036 sf, Dec. 2007
MidTown YMCA, 1110 Classen Dr., 10,327 sf, Feb. 2008
The Beatnix Café, 136 N.W. 13th St., 2,000 sf, Mar. 2008
Prairie Thunder Baking Co., 1114 Classen Dr., 3,538 sf, May 2008
James E. McNellie's Public House, 1100 Classen Dr., 8,105 sf, Jun. 2008
Walgreens 1, 608 N.W. 9th St., 1,000 sf, Dec. 2008
Walgreens 2, 535 N.W. 9th St., 1,000 sf, Dec. 2008
Midtown Deli, 1215 N. Walker Ave., 2,507 sf, May 2009
As Seen Today
This view is the same as the postcard above. You can see the homes are now gone.
Originally posted on okchomesellers.com