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Bricktown, once an area reserved for federal troops, was given to Oklahoma City for development in 1898. Brick warehouses originally were built along rail lines to house wholesale operations, but a half century later, the district was abandoned as industry moved farther away from the urban core. The forgotten warehouse district was rediscovered by Neal Horton, who started the movement of transforming the area in 1979. Jim Brewer carried out Horton's vision, enabling Bricktown to become a regional destination where historic preservation and modern entertainment would merge. Excursion boats traverse a modern man-made recreational canal built in 1999 that flows between century-old brick warehouses. Bricktown's restaurants, shops, and attractions have hosted some of the biggest names in politics and entertainment. The transformation continues with the opening of The Criterion concert hall in 2016 and the construction of more retail space and restaurants, 400 apartments, and several hotels.
ISBN: 9781467124157
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oklahoma
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 165
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist with the Oklahoman who has covered Bricktown for 20 years. He has authored six books, including Images of America: Bricktown. For his second Arcadia publication, he has gathered photographs from architects, developers, shop owners, the Oklahoma Publishing Company, the Oklahoma Historical Society, and his own private collection.
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