Sorey Hill Sorey

Sorey Hill Sorey was founded in 1931 by University of Oklahoma graduate Tom Sorey, Sr.  The firm initially included his brother-in-law, Alfred Hill and cousin, Lee Sorey.  Adhering to clients’ needs and conservative trends of the time, the young team was adept at traditional design in the firm’s early years.  After WWII, a second generation of family members rounded out the firm when recent OSU graduates, Tom Sorey, Jr., his cousin, Neil Hill, and his brother and OU graduate, Stewart Sorey, came aboard (Stewart later left the firm and moved to Denver).  The new blood brought a more intense zeal for Modernism to the firm, leading to some of the most impressive mid-century designs to be seen anywhere in the state.

Firms:

Sorey Hill Sorey
Sorey Hill Binnicker

Projects in OK:

2000 Classen Center, OKC
Penn Square Mall, OKC
Wedgewood Village Amusement Park, OKC
Mager Mortgage Company, OKC
John Adams School, OKC
C.R. Anthony Building, OKC
Cameron Building, OKC
Agriculture Building, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, OKC
Douglass High School, OKC
Fidelity National Building, OKC
Sorey House, OKC
Pachyderm Building, OKC Zoo, OKC
Local Federal Savings and Loan, OKC

Mod Blog Features:

The Founders District: A History of Mid-Century Modern Architecture
The Rise and Inglorious Fall of the Downtown YMCA
Penn Square: Oklahoma’s First Modern Shopping Mall
From Civil Rights to The Who: A Look at Wedgewood Village Amusement Park