Location: Oklahoma City - OK
Architect: Halley Riek & Associates
Build Year: 1967-1969

Lincoln Plaza

The 24-acre Lincoln Plaza was developed in two stages beginning in 1967 by John Lewis, president of First Fidelity Corporation. Eager to revitalize the increasingly seedy Lincoln Boulevard, Lewis believed that the complex would breathe new life into the area with its trademart, hotel, and office complex. He hired the architecture firm of Halley Riek & Associates to design the complex.

Although the trademart was never built, the rest of the complex opened to great fanfare in 1969, with Hertz and Wilson Company as anchor tenants in the office building. Boasting the most modern amenities in town, the hotel quickly filled up with patrons, including Elvis Presley, and its meeting rooms and restaurant became a second home to many local politicians and businessmen.

The drawings in this collection are preliminary site studies for Lincoln Plaza.

Lincoln Plaza Sketches