128 NE 2nd, OKC
This great 50’s building was located just outside of Bricktown near Deep Deuce. Dr. G.E. Finley, who was a prominent leader in the African-American community that called this area home for decades, constructed this modern building in 1952. The building was home to his practice and contained small offices spaces for other medical professionals.
The building served the community for years until Dr. Finley retired in 1999, at which time it was boarded up. Although it was listed on the 2009 OKC MCM survey as having architectural merit, the Finley Building was demolished in 2010. Now, the new Aloft Hotel sits on the site.
As for Dr. Finley, he made such a mark in the Deep Deuce community that when the historic Walnut Avenue Bridge to Bricktown was restored and rededicated in 2006, it was renamed in his honor. Read more about that event here.