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Photographs of Oklahoma City

21412.M114.1, Z.P. Meyers/Barney Hillerman Photographic Collection, OHS (map #2R)

Security National Bank

Address: 109 North Broadway Avenue

View: Southwest

"The initial home of the Security National Bank appears to have been the 'busy corner' that formerly had been the location of the Roach & Veazey Drug Store. By 1915, the bank moved to the stately structure. The bank referred to these new quarters as 'the finest banking room in Oklahoma, at 109 N. Broadway.' A decade later, the Security National Bank moved in again, occupying the entire first floor of the new and impressive Medical Arts Building on the southwest corner of First (Park Ave.) and Broadway." (Edwards and Ottaway, Vanished Splendor II 207)

"The Liberty Plan Company of Oklahoma, founded in 1933 by company president Earnest H. Gill, occupied these quarters at 109 N. Broadway from 1944 until 1955. The imposing neo-classical structure had formerly been the home of the Security National Bank. The Liberty Plan Company was unusual in that it was investor-owned: common and preferred shares were offered for sale to the public. The advertising stressed that loans were made to employed people, 'women as well as men.' Loans ranging from $25 to $250 could be quickly obtained, with a repayment plan to fit the borrower's budget. The company moved to new quarters at 325 Northwest 2nd (Kerr) in 1955. The concern did well for several years, but, after the Gill family retired from active management in 1965, went into a rapid decline and soon ceased operations." (Edwards, Oliphant and Ottaway 443)

Click points or areas on the map to view historic photographs of downtown Oklahoma City.

Ford Assembling Plant
Municipal Auditorium
Bird’s Eye View of Civic Center and Courthouse
Old County Courthouse
Montgomery Ward Building
Hotel Black
Motor Hotel
Plaza Court
Gene Jones Motor Co.
Magnolia Petroleum Company
Rockwell Apartments
Masonic Temple (Home State Life Building)
Kirkpatrick Hotel
Elks Lodge (Key Building, ONG Building)
Federal Building
US Post Office
Federal Reserve Bank
Cotton-Exchange Building
Oklahoma County Courthouse
Hightower Building
Mercantile Building (Levy Building)
Majestic Building
First National Building
Wright Building
Skirvin Tower
Rock Island Railroad Depot
Skirvin Hotel
Insurance Building
Public Warehouse Company
Patterson and Hoffman Wholesale Cigars and Pipes
Milner Hotel
Hotel Kingkade
Herskowitz Building
Santa Fe Railroad Station
Wells Roberts Hotel
Sooner Theatre
Colcord Building
Baltimore Building
Midwest Theatre
Katz Drug
The American National Building
Empire Building
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
Perrine Building, Cravens Building
Baum Building
Security National Building
Ramsey Tower, City National Building
Petroleum Building
Franklin Building
Braniff Building
Kerr-McGee Building
Capitol Federal Savings and Loan
Telephone, Pioneer, Southwestern Bell
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Parade on Broadway
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Aerial View
Bird’s Eye View
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The Z. P. Meyers/Barney Hillerman Photographic Collection

The Z. P. Meyers/Barney Hillerman Photographic Collection includes thousands of images, many of which depict businesses in Oklahoma City. Many photographs in the collection are from the Meyers Photo Shop, which employed Barney Hillerman and other photographers. This map highlights significant buildings in the downtown Oklahoma City area, as well as street and aerial views. The map features images dating from the late 1920s to the 1960s.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Pauline Dwyer Macklanburg and Robert A. Macklanburg Jr. Foundation.

You can view more images from the Z. P. Meyers/Barney Hillerman Photographic Collection on The Gateway to Oklahoma History. Visit The Gateway to Oklahoma History.