Oklahoma City’s oldest enigma: unveiling the brick past

Featured News Local History
Image courtesy of gaylordbuilding.org

Oklahoma City’s title for “oldest building” is one up for debate. While the E.K. Gaylord Building stands as a strong symbol of the city’s commercial legacy and the Oklahoma County Courthouse reflects its commitment to justice, neither actually holds the crown. However, the most likely title winner seems to be the Skirvin Hotel. Built in 1910-11, the Skirvin Hotel exemplifies the Art Deco style and represents the city’s early historical development.

Meticulously restored, it is a truly captivating glimpse into Oklahoma City’s architectural heritage. While the Oklahoma County Courthouse reflects its commitment to justice, neither actually holds the crown.

– Erin McIntyre with AI assist*

*As a company focused on innovative tools to build community, we embrace AI as an editorial resource to help us create relevant content. Every article is reviewed and modified by one of our editors to ensure accuracy.