by Lynne Rostochil There’s nothing more fun than looking through ’50s ephemera and this brochure distributed by local members of the Nation Wide Business Builders in 1953 is one of my favorites. Click a photo to enlarge each image and enjoy all of the eye candy you’ll find!
by Lynne Rostochil. Modern-day photos by Lynne Rostochil, vintage photos and plans courtesy Gary McCowan. While many of us were focused on trying to save the Union Bus Station and pals in downtown the last few months, one of my favorite buildings, the old Fox & Horn restaurant, was unceremoniously demolished and no one, it seems, noticed. […]
by Lynne Rostochil Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet.” If any Oklahoma-based architect embodies this description, it would surely be Truett Coston, a true Renaissance man who was also one of our state’s most forward thinking mid-century architects. Born and raised in Lufkin, Texas, Coston […]
text and photos by Lynne Rostochil With such regal names as Tudor Road and Astoria Boulevard, you would think that the Windsor Hills addition in NW OKC would be overflowing with ivy-covered, English-style cottages, but this 60’s-era neighborhood that is bordered by NW 36th to the north, Meridian to the east, NW 23rd to the […]
by Lynne Rostochil Back in 1961, newly appointed FCC chairman, Newton N. Minow, famously declared in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters that American commercial TV was a “vast wasteland,” filled with “game shows, formula comedies about totally unbelievable families, blood and thunder, mayhem, violence, sadism, murder, western bad men, western good […]