Central Fire Station

Designed by Hudgins, Thompson & Ball
1948
Hudson and Reno, OKC

Harmon Construction was the general contractor.  The building has been heavily altered, but the tower has been a popular meeting place (probably because it’s the epicenter of the food court) during OKC’s annual Festival of the Arts for years.  Even with that, the building and tower are slated to be demolished and replaced with the Robert A.M. Stern-designed OG&E tower and complex:

oge center

 

According to The Oklahoman’s Steve Lackmeyer, “Chicago-based Clayco, meanwhile, is looking to start construction on a 25-story OGE Energy Corp. headquarters on the former site of Stage Center, just south of the Hines development. The Clayco project also envisions building a second, 25-story office building and two 26-story apartment towers. Clayco’s timetable calls for all this work to take place over the next couple of years, though the company’s request for tax increment financing remains a big uncertainty that must be resolved first.”

So, we’ll see what happens….