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Ramsey Tower (City National Bank Building)

Address: 204 N. Robinson Ave.

View: Northeast

Image Date: Unknown

Architect: Clair F. Drury (Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory)

Built: 1931 (Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory)

"In 1928 the Oklahoma City oil boom fueled a new spirit in office building construction. One of the most ambitious plans was formulated by W.R. Ramsey, an oil man who had made a fortune during the boom. Designed by Clair Drury, the building was to be 33 stories tall with a series of set-backs. Total cost of the project exceeded $3,000,000." (Blackburn, Henderson and Thurman 74)

"To build his dream, Ramsey singled out New York's Starrett Brothers Corp., which had erected none other than the Empire State Building. In a heated race toward completion with First National Bank, construction was finished in a mere nine months." (Lott 16)

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Federal Reserve Bank
Cotton-Exchange Building
Oklahoma County Courthouse
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Rock Island Railroad Depot
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Criterion Theatre
Biltmore Hotel
Oklahoma Club Building
Farmer's National Bank Building
Commerce Exchange Building
Huckins Hotel, Huckins Garage
Campbell Building
Hales Building
Fidelity Bank
Britling Cafeteria
Manly Office Supply Company
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Security National Building
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Braniff Building
Kerr-McGee Building
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