by Lynne Rostochil. If you lived in Oklahoma City from the late 1950s through the 1970s, you know that THE fancy pants place in town to buy all of your high end silver, china, and linens was Hightower Associates located on Colcord Drive across from the beautiful Civic Center. The luxurious shop was the brainchild […]
by Lynne Rostochil. Photos by John Margolies courtesy of the Library of Congress. Other photos by Lynne Rostochil unless otherwise stated. Photographer and author John Margolies spent much of his adult life, from 1969-2008, travelling around the country snapping photos of roadside architecture and signs that were, even then, rapidly beginning to disappear. Googie motels, […]
by Lynne Rostochil. Brochure courtesy of Robyn Arn. Today, most everyone in OKC is critical of I.M. Pei’s ambitious plan to modernize 528 acres in downtown Oklahoma City. Nearly 500 buildings, such as the beloved Biltmore Hotel and Baum Building, were demolished before the whole Urban Renewal project finally and thankfully petered out in the […]
by Lynne Rostochil We are in the heart of the holidays and what better way to celebrate than with images of Christmases past. I’ve been posting these in our Facebook group and thought I would collect all of the photos here in one place to keep you in the festive spirit.
by Lynne Rostochil If you haven’t guessed by now, I really love vintage brochures and have quite a collection of them. One of my favorites is this information-packed gem produced by Nuway Cleaners that provides a great slice of life into Oklahoma City of 1956. Enjoy!
by Lynne Rostochil. Photos from the OPUBCO Collection at the Oklahoma History Center. Halloween is fast approaching and the party is about to begin! To get you in the mood for the big day and maybe help you find the perfect costume idea, here are a few photos of holiday celebrations in the OPUBCO Collection […]