Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 86002156
Historic Name SURETY BUILDING
Description of Significance CONSTRUCTED AROUND 1910 BY THE SOUTHERN SURETY COMPANY, THIS EIGHTY-STORY SKYSCRAPER REFLECTS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MUSKOGEE AS THE STATES LARGEST CITY DURING THE PERIOD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING STATEHOOD. ITS SULLIVANESQUE-TYPE ARCHITECTURE INDICATES THE PROMINENCE OF MUSKOGEES DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL DISTRICT AND IT IS AMONG THE FIRST SKYSCRAPERS BUILT IN NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA. THE BUILDING IS CLAD IN RED BRICK, MARBLE, AND GLAZED TERRA COTTA. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 9/4/1986.
Current Name SAME
Address 117 N. 3RD
City MUSKOGEE
County MUSKOGEE
Lot 3
Block 7
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function COMMERCE/TRADE
Current Function COMMERCE/TRADE
Area Signficance 1 COMMERCE
Area Significance 2 ARCHITECTURE
Date Prepared CA 1986
Year Built 1910
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNCOLLECTED
Architectural Style SULLIVANESQUE
Roof Material UNCOLLECTED
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material WOOD
Door Material UNCOLLECTED
Decorative Details SULLIVANESQUE DECORATIVE FEATURES, PROJECTING CORNCE
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N