Wednesday, August 8, 2012

OKC all-around beautiful

For the last few weeks I've been busy canvassing OKC, from Capitol Hill up to Chesapeake, taking photos of neighborhoods and street scenes that show the everyday nitty-gritty of OKC's built environment. As I tired of seeing countless photos of something nice downtown, I yearned to see greatness in the everyday built environment, so I went out and found it. In fact, I found it pretty easily... OKC "outside of downtown" is really shaping up, too.

Here is a sneak peak at the hundreds of photos that I've taken to document where OKC is at in preparation of my leaving town again:

Will Rogers Theater/Will's Lobby Bar

Random street in Edgemere Park

NW13th and Robinson (we'll call this "pre-streetcar")

Small-scale buildings in A-Alley

Mount Saint Mary's Catholic prep school in S. OKC (near SW25th/Shartel)

Random street in Crestwood

Skyline from Western/Main avenues

The historic armory on NE23rd

New "Lincoln Renaissance" state-related development

NE30th/Lincoln Blvd.

A significant concentration of mid-century mod along Lincoln

La discoteca on SW29th

No way, people, walking, around a traffic circle?!?

The Walker Circle - one of OKC's most unique public spaces

Random street in Mesta Park

Random street between Mesta Park and Heritage Hills

Random street in Heritage Hills

The sign says Heritage Hills, so we'll go with that

New development in Gatewood (NW18th/Classen)

The Plaza District (NW16th Street)


Random street in Gatewood.

Carey Place (a sub-district of Gatewood)

The Cleveland neighborhood

New outlet mall

"Oklahoma" in a snapshot

The beautiful new 23rd Street Courts development in Uptown23rd

Spruced-up buildings along Uptown23rd

Lights turned on at the old Tower Theatre (we'll also call this photo "pre-streetcar")

Interesting modern infills between Paseo and Uptown

The Classen condo tower and historic Gold Dome cultural center; Rt 66 landmarks both

New public housing in JFK, fantastic design by architect James Williams

New OMRF tower rises above Capitol View neighborhood

Old Catholic church along NE Kelley

The sign says Lincoln Terrace, so we'll go with that

Nearly got mowed over taking this photo, NW23rd/Hudson

The big Presbyterian church on N. Western

N. Walker in Midtown (we'll once again call this "pre-streetcar")

Random homes in Putnam Heights

Cool art moderne home in Crown Heights

Random home in Central Park.. yard signs!! lol

The top of Paseo Drive

Looking up Paseo Drive, beside the newly-renovated Paseo Plunge

New homes in Jefferson Park

*All photos taken on my phone, to explain the quality... and not ONE photo of downtown and all the new development over yonder (I'll admit Midtown is getting kinda close though I'd still argue it as the beginning of "North OKC").


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