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Designed by Coston Frankfurt & Short
NW 13th and Phillips, OKC

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) was established in 1946 as a non-profit biomedical research institute.  Over 7,000 people throughout the state donated $2.25 million to construct this state-of-the-art facility, which was constructed by J. Bollinger, contractor. Here’s a model of the building before it was constructed:

And here’s the building after it was completed:

Over the years, OMRF has expanded to over 500 employees that specialize in the research of cancer and heart, autoimmune, and aging diseases.

Over the decades, the building has been added on to and significantly altered, but the iconic round rotunda remains.

(Vintage images courtesy of the Oklahoma History Center)

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