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On a recent road trip to take care of some family business, my wife and I had the occasion to spend the night in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. I was born in Henryetta, just a few miles south, but I had never been to downtown Okmulgee...until now. I was struck by the fact that the downtown area was much larger than I expected. I was also amazed at the collection of wonderful old buildings in town. I got up early in the morning and drove down to the business district to photograph some of the details. I could have spent a week here. As an architect I marvel at the detail in these old brick structures and the amount of cast stone that is present. It is true, "They don't build 'em like they used to."
Yep, they don't build them like this anymore. I wonder how many folks could still do this type of work?ReplyDelete
Great shots too. Have a terrific day. :)
Nice, I've had occasion to venture into downtown Okmulgee and you are right, there is a lot of things to see there.ReplyDelete
I like the turn-of-the-century style with turrets and parapets - unlike today where efficiency in style and building matters instead of character. The red brick is fiery and bold. A stunning town with a building such as this a standout away from modern conformity...ReplyDelete
We are planning a trip to Oklahoma to see my husbands family. I will have to see if Okmulgee is anywhere in the area so we can check it out. We love exploring new towns and your photos already have me hooked.ReplyDelete
PS. Forgot to mention, the photo in you header appears to have been taken in my brothers driveway on Table Rock Lake.Delete
those bricks are a vivid redReplyDelete
Very interesting old buildings. Awesome shots too.ReplyDelete
Yes, they are worth preserving and stand out beautifully against anything new these days,ReplyDelete
albeit anything new might well be okay for the times.
love the red helmet....safety is the best when we use that helmet :-) Dropping by from RT2ReplyDelete
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very interesting building ;) hope you can visit my My Ruby Tuesday here.ReplyDelete