Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 83002094
Historic Name ESCOE BUILDING
Description of Significance 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.
Current Name SAME
Address 228-230 N 2ND
City MUSKOGEE
County MUSKOGEE
Lot 1
Block 4
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function COMMERCE / TRADE
Current Function VACANT/NOT IN USE
Area Signficance 1 COMMERCE
Area Significance 2 ETHNIC HERITAGE: BLACK
Date Prepared JAN 1983
Year Built 1908
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder W T ESCOE
Architectural Style 62 COMMERCIAL
Roof Material
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details SIX BRICK PILASTERS, BLIND ARCADE, SEGMENTAL ARCHES, FRIEZE, "ESCOE" IN RAISED RELIEF, CRENALLATION
Condition DEMOLISHED
Comments
Restricted N