House Building in Bristow added to National Register of Historic Places

The House Building, also known as the Root's Furniture Building, in downtown Bristow, Oklahoma, last week was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The listing was effective Sept. 9, according to a weekly email of National Register listings from the National Park Service. The building at 301-305 N. Main St. (aka Route 66) … Continue reading House Building in Bristow added to National Register of Historic Places

Back part of a historic building on Route 66 in Bristow collapses

The rear portion of a century-old building in downtown Bristow, Oklahoma, along Route 66 collapsed Sunday. The building's owner, Charlie Elliott, noticed the building starting to sag Friday and put barricades around it. The structure reportedly was built in 1903. City officials blocked off Sixth Avenue in that block in case more of the building … Continue reading Back part of a historic building on Route 66 in Bristow collapses

Black-owned business plans move into historic building in Bristow

An African-American-owned business based in Las Vegas plans to move into a historic building on Route 66 in Bristow, Oklahoma, later this year. Articulate Communication Publications SLLC describes itself as a Christian-based company that seeks to move into the Root's Furniture building along Route 66 in Bristow and foster the careers of other creatives and … Continue reading Black-owned business plans move into historic building in Bristow

Masonic Lodge in Bristow added to National Historic Register

The nearly century-old Creek Masonic Lodge No. 226 building along Route 66 in Bristow, Oklahoma, was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation became effective March 20, and was revealed a weekly email Friday from the National Park Service. The Creek Masonic Lodge No. 226 sits at 417 N. Main St. (aka … Continue reading Masonic Lodge in Bristow added to National Historic Register

Two accused in double homicide at Bristow motel

Two people were arrested Thursday on suspicion of two killings that occurred more than five months ago at the Carolyn Inn motel on Route 66 in Bristow, Oklahoma. Antonio Rayfield Moore and Hanah Renee Jones, both 22, each were taken into custody in Tulsa on two counts of first-degree murder, according to the Tulsa World. … Continue reading Two accused in double homicide at Bristow motel

Two people found slain in Bristow motel

A man and a woman were found dead Sunday at the Carolyn Inn motel on Route 66 in Bristow, Oklahoma, according to several media outlets in the area, including KWTV. The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation is treating the scene as a homicide. Dead were Jake Allen Wright, 19, and Ruth Ann Rex, 31, The state Medical Examiner’s … Continue reading Two people found slain in Bristow motel

Interactive map sorts 1935-1945 photos

Starting in 1935, photographers with the New Deal's Farm Security Administration began documenting life in the United States during the Great Depression and, later, World War II. More than 170,000 photos were taken, and a few of them became famous, including Dorothea Lange's now-iconic image of a migrant mother. Although the vast majority of images … Continue reading Interactive map sorts 1935-1945 photos

Nice neon addition, but is it vintage?

The Marty Rivers Building in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, recently touted the addition of a neon sign on its roof. The building is on East Hobson Avenue and North Water Street in Sapulpa (map here), which sits one block north of Dewey Avenue, aka Route 66. A short story about the sign in the Sapulpa Daily Herald … Continue reading Nice neon addition, but is it vintage?