Interstate Motel Guthrie
2213 East Oklahoma Avenue, Guthrie, Oklahoma, 73044, United States
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A GUTHRIE HOME
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
WELL PRESERVED BUILDINGS
Travel Tips for Guthrie
Logan County War Memorial
Like any other county seat in America, there is a special pavilion commemorating the war dead from Logan County. Not attached in any way to either the town hall or the county courthouse, the memorial anchors a spacious park set out for one purpose -- to remember those who lost their lives in service to their country.
One of the true marks of authenticity in this city of authentic structures is the building material in the ceilings. Modern offices and almost anything constructed after 1960 has the gypsum tiles in the ceiling, all resting comfortably in a metal framework. Look at the ceilings in Guthrie. As often as not you'll see the delicately-textured ceiling tiles. Though not of an elegant design, the creme or pink-colored plates still certify the genuine original.
Working on the Railroad
West of just about everything in the historic district is the still functioning railyard. This is private property, so signs warn to keep off, but coming to the edge of the yard you might enjoy the "aged" appearance of the depot, and as I did the ancient blue line still sitting on the tracks -- a relic of olden times.
First Christian Church
Of least interest perhaps to church architecture aficionados visiting Guthrie is the First Christian Church on Noble Street. Having every chance to make its forms more noble or elegant, the builders stayed strictly within functional lines. Thus the facade and windows are without character, beauty or much interest.
A Copper for the Cause
Like many others, this building was designed by Belgium-born Joseph Foucart, who gave its northeast crown its distinctive "turret." Today, the State Capital Publishing Co. is one of Guthrie's top museums, featuring an extensive collection of early printing presses, historical prints and other memorabilia. Admission is free, but the suggested donation is a few dollars.
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