Designed by Norman Byrd
4801 N. Meridian, OKC
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From the Morrison website:
“The design of the front showroom is German in origin. Architect Norman
Byrd, at the time a graduate student of Oklahoma University, designed the
building but Mr. Morrison himself, along with his day laborer carpenter Virgil,
built the building. It is designed using supports of what at the time was state
of the art materials, Dickey Clay Pipe. All of the building counters, glass,
skylights and floor pattern are all done in 70 and 140 degree angles.
The greenhouse is another area where Mr. Morrison was an innovator of the
time; normal greenhouses had benches that were constructed of wood needing
replacement every two years. Mr. Morrison invented the design and followed
through with concrete benches that have designs that include water drainage
and moisture maintenance.
This building and its construction, design and vision has been documented in
many National and International publications.”
This building is in very good original condition.