Designed by Robert D. Stone
SW 4th and Hudson, OKC
This welfare and transient center was constructed in 1961 for $130,000, and according to an article from the time, it contained six offices, a kitchen, a lounge, two dining rooms, and separate dormitories for men and women. The building was paid for by the estate of local drug salesman, Harry M. Kirkman.
Until recently, this building served the same function (although I’m sure the dormitories moved elsewhere), with a dozen or so homeless men and women gathered outside having a smoke or just standing and waiting, for what I don’t know.
UPDATE 1/11/15: Here’s the building all boarded up and awaiting its sad fate:
UPDATE 7/5/2015: It’s all gone: