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3131 NW Expressway, OKC

In 1961, the United Founders Life Insurance Company purchased a 60-acre tract west of May Avenue and north of Northwest Expressway for $600,000.  The area had recently become home to Baptist Memorial Hospital and several new suburban neighborhoods and United Founders president, Horace G. Rhodes, envisioned a multi-use development that would be pedestrian friendly and include living, office, retail, and recreational space surrounded by fountains, plazas, and greenery. One of the first projects to get underway was the elegant Dunn-Reynolds Urology Clinic that faced NW Expressway.  Here’s a view of the back of the building soon after it was constructed:



Sometime in the ’80s, the building was updated, enclosing the balcony and sheeting most of the facade in reflective glass.  Here’s the front today:

Fritzler Knoblock Dunn Reynolds building now front


The original numbers are still there:



And here’s the back of the building reflecting the Founders Tower:

Fritzler Knoblock Dunn Reynolds building now back

To read more about Fritzler-Knoblock and to see more of the firm’s work, go here.  Read more about the Founders District here.

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