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Image #21412.M156.12 Map #5J

Petroleum Building

Address: 218 N. Robinson Ave.

View: Northeast

Image Date: ca. 1947

Architectural Style: Art Deco (Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory)

Architect: Layton and Forsyth (Edwards and Ottaway, Vanished Splendor 50)

Built: 1926 (Edwards and Ottaway, Vanished Splendor 50)

"Construction on the eighteen-story Petroleum Building was begun in 1926 and completed the following year on the corner of Northwest 2nd (Robert S. Kerr Avenue) and Robinson. Designed by Layton and Forsyth, the structure was built of marble, stone and terra cotta brick. The fa├žade is Coldstream granite from Minnesota, and Rosata marble, quarried in Italy, was used to finish the walls in the lobby. On top of this skyscraper was an illuminated fifty foot high oil derrick that could be seen for a distance of fifteen miles from Oklahoma City. At night it was lit with colored lights. The building continues to be used although the name has been changed..." (Edwards and Ottaway, Vanished Splendor 50)

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