Location: Oklahoma City - OK
Architect: George Seminoff
Build Year: 1957

McConnell House

This home was George Seminoff’s first big project after graduating from OSU, and it featured a leather floor in the library, hexagonal-shaped rooms with custom built-in storage, and spectacular views of the pool and backyard from nearly every room.

McConnell House floorplan:

Location: Oklahoma City - OK
Architect: George Seminoff
Build Year: 1959-1970

Seminoff House

This unique home was built in phases beginning in 1959 when recent OSU graduate George Seminoff constructed a giant, one-room home for himself. As he married and had children, he expanded the home to include a bedroom wing and a second story den and children’s rooms. The completed home received an AIA award and was featured in Living Now magazine.

Seminoff House floorplan:

 

Location: Oklahoma City - OK
Architect: Wright & Selby
Build Year: 1978

Central National Motor Bank expansion

The original, one-story Central National Motor Bank was completed in 1959 and designed by the same firm, Wright & Selby, that was also hired 15 years later to add a second story to the structure. The bank building and annex drive-thru across the street is now owned by Oklahoma City Public Schools.

Cover page and rendering of bank

Rendering detail

Index

Plan – Water Service and Meter Location

Plot Plan

Paving Plan detail

Annex drive-thru paving detail

Paving Plan, entire site

Paving

Room Finish Schedule

Materials Legend

Vault areas and employee lounges

Mechanical and computer rooms

Basement

Abbreviations

First Floor Plan

Room Finish Schedule, floor 1, page 1

Room Finish Schedule, floor 1, page 2

Room Finish Schedule, floor 2

Second Floor Plan

Roof Plan

Roof Plan and Misc. Details

Jambs

Louver Cap

Cooling Tower Support Detail

Pre-cast Panels

East Elevation

Panels and wavy entrance

North Elevation

North and East Elevations

South and West Elevations

West Elevation

10-1 and 10-2 Sections

South Elevation

Cross Section Looking West

Cross Section Looking East

Longitudnal Section Looking North

Longitudnal Section

Basement Floor – Foundation Plan

First Floor and Terrace Framing Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Oklahoma City - OK
Architect: Fred D. Shellabarger
Build Year: 1967

Jones / Holloway House

This home was designed by OU professor Fred Shellabarger.

Electrical Fixture Schedule

Floorplan

Bedroom wing

Guest room/office and carport

Living/dining/kitchen

Living/dining/club room

 

 

Location: Oklahoma City - OK
Architect: Robert Roloff of Bailey Bozalis Dickinson & Roloff
Build Year: 1958

Citizens State Bank / Gold Dome

Citizens State Bank opened for business on May 27, 1948 and, as one of the only suburban-based banks, it grew so rapidly that the directors looked to expand within a few short years. They chose a site at the corner of NW 23rd and Classen where the old Jefferson School had recently closed and hired Bailey Bozalis Dickinson & Roloff to design a thoroughly modern building that would be a true bank of the future. Robert Roloff returned with plans for a Buckminster Fuller-inspired geodesic dome, which proved to be just what the directors were looking for. The Gold Dome opened to great fanfare in 1958 and remains a beloved architectural icon today.

Gold Dome Opening Commemorative Publication

(vintage photo courtesy the Oklahoma History Center)

Location: Oklahoma City - OK
Architect: Gus Dannhauser
Build Year: 1965

Duncan House

Gus Dannhauser was a builder who began to dabble in residential design in the mid-1960s. This interesting hexagonal home home was likely his first and perhaps only completed design before Dannhauser’s untimely death in 1969.

Duncan House floorplan

 

 

Location: Oklahoma City - OK
Architect: Jack M. Graves
Build Year: 1966

Jamestown Condominiums

With its buildings of varying widths and heights, brick-paved streets, and gaslit street lamps, the quiet and secluded Jamestown complex, located on NW 63rd between Independence and Drexel was modeled after the historic Georgetown in Washington D.C. It was the first condo development in Oklahoma City and was originally intended to consist of 130 mostly two bedroom units in the $25,000 to $40,000 price range ($195,000 – $310,000 in 2018); however, demand wasn’t as high as the developers hoped and only 40 or so were actually constructed.

Some units featured split-level floor plans with the dining room overlooking the living area, as pictured in this 1966 photo from the Oklahoma History Center’s OPUBCO archives:

Drawings of Townhouses

Jamestown Pages 1-5

Jamestown Pages 6-10

Jamestown Pages 11-15

Jamestown Pages 16-20

 

Location: Oklahoma City - OK
Architect: Bill Halley
Build Year: 1966

Keso Clinic

Dr. Larson Keso wanted a timeless design for his new orthodontic clinic near Baptist Hospital, and he wasn’t satisfied until architect Bill Halley presented his seventh drawing for the building. Keso’s discriminating tastes were certainly rewarded with this chic piece of organic modernism that is as timeless as he hoped it would be.

The drawings in this collection include some of Halley’s early designs for the clinic.

Keso Clinic – rejected design 1

Keso Clinic – rejected design 2

Keso Clinic – rejected design 3

Keso Clinic – drawing of accepted design 1

Keso Clinic – drawing of accepted design 2

Keso Clinic – floor plan

Keso Clinic – floor plan detail

Keso Clinic – north elevation

Keso Clinic – wall details

Keso Clinic – Bill Halley stamp

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

Location: Oklahoma City - OK
Architect: Pietro Belluschi
Build Year: 1972

Kerr-McGee Tower

The 30-story Kerr-McGee Tower was designed by Pietro Belluschi with Frankfurt Short Emery & McKinley as associates. It opened in 1972 and features windows that vary in size as the structure soars to the sky. Over the years, the tower has received numerous awards, including the “25 Year Award of Excellence" from the Oklahoma AIA. SandRidge Energy purchased the building in 2007 and extensively renovated the entire campus.

Kerr McGee Tower Architectural Scans

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