National Register Properties in Oklahoma

ESCOE BUILDING

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DESCRIPTION: THE ESCOE BUILDING HOUSED THE FIRST BLACK OWNED BANK IN OKLAHOMA, WAS THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDING IN MUSKOGEE'S BLACK DISTRICT, AND IS IMPORTANT FOR ITS HISTORIC ASSOCIATION WITH THE J.J. SIMMONS ROYALTY COMPANY, THE FIRST MAJOR PETROLEUM FIRM IN OKLAHOMA TO BE OWNED AND OPERATED BY A BLACK FAMILY. THE ESCOE BUILDING IS A TWO-STORY BRICK COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH A FLAT ROOF. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 7/14/1983. DESTROYED CIRCA 1988.

NR ID Number 83002094

Historic Name

ESCOE BUILDING

Current Name

SAME

Project Name 

Latitude 35.74966
Longitude -95.36914

Address

228-230 N 2ND

City

MUSKOGEE

County

MUSKOGEE

County code

101

Lot

1

Block

4
Section

Township

Range

Type BUILDING
Historic Function  COMMERCE / TRADE
Current Function VACANT/NOT IN USE
Area Significance 1 COMMERCE
Area Significance 2 ETHNIC HERITAGE: BLACK
Architect / Builder W T ESCOE
Date Prepared  JAN 1983
Year Built 1908
Original Site  YES
Architectural  Style 62 COMMERCIAL
Roof Material 
Wall Material 30 BRICK
Window Material  20 WOOD
Door Material 20 WOOD
Decorative Detail SIX BRICK PILASTERS, BLIND ARCADE, SEGMENTAL ARCHES, FRIEZE, "ESCOE" IN RAISED RELIEF, CRENALLATION
Condition DEMOLISHED

 
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