Posh Living Fallen on Hard Times
Adjacent to Heritage Hills, the less opulent Mesta Park is delimited by Western and Walker Avenues, lying between 16th and 23rd Streets. Like its nicer neighbor, Mesta Park offers the same variety of architectural styles as Heritage Hills, but predominantly of the Craftsman/Bungalow style so promoted by Frank Lloyd Wright. Though many of the homes might be styled as mansions, many show signs of neglect, and others of downright disrepair. In many instances, the wooden siding and porches have a rotted, decidedly unappealing look, almost unknown among the brick-siding, concrete approaches in Heritage Hills. Before Oklahoma City expanded to its present enormity in square mileage, the downtown neighborhoods were rural enough to distinguish them for country living, but close enough to the cultural and economic heart of the city to feel the pulse of its industry and expansion.
State Capitol Building - Pretty in Pink
Depending on the sunlight, the capitol building can take on a variety of hues, even though the base tone is light gray from the Indiana limestone. As the sun begins to fall, the overall coloration is roseate (provided the skies are clear).
When Saltgrass first started expanding their franchises I hated steak. Yea, yea, I wasn't even a teenager though. So I started with the kids menu and have worked myself up to the best steak in the place.
The restaurant is authentic country Texas. The decor ranges from televisions with the game on, deer heads, bear heads, license plates and other country decor. They have a full bar and eating area. The tables are covered in white linens and the waitors wear tuxedo shirts and long white aprons.
I recently went here for my birthday lunch and was surprised to have been given a black napkin and silverware. I think the waitress saw the confusion on my face and said that I was given the black one because my dress pants were black and it was to protect them. Isn't that wonderful? I thought it was very thoughtful of them.
This steakhouse is in Norman, Oklahoma which is just south of Oklahoma City. It's more around the college campus so if you're heading that way and want a great steak, this is your place!
Pictures to come soon... The food is delicious!! I would highly recommend the Maudene's Filet. 7oz. is more than enough for me but I believe there is a 10oz. cut as well. It comes with your choice of side (potatoes a few different ways or veggies) along with onion rings on the side. It's soooooo good!!!! When you order a steak you also get a choice of soup or salad. Both are delicious.
You get complimentary bread with fantastic tasting butter. So great.
When you order tea they bring out your own jar of tea so that you can refill your own glasses. My dad likes that.
After the bombing, a chain link fence was installed in order to protect the site of the tragedy. As so often happens, people came to visit the site immediately, and some began to leave their own small memorials along the fence line. About 200 feet of the fence were permanently moved to the north side of the memorial, and today people still leave their small tributes on the fence. Over 60,000 items have been left over the years, and some have been integrated into programs from the museum, while others have been preserved in the archives.
Oklahoma City's First Skyscraper
On what amounts to the southern edge of the downtown highrises, the Colcord Building was erected in 1909, which at 14 stories towered over the downtown area in its day. Today it remains conspicuous in the southern skyline because the newer, taller skyscrapers do not surround and hide it from the casual viewer. Its present significance is due not only to its age and historical status (or its listing on the National Register of Historic Places), but also from its intricate carvings above the entablature around the first and second floors.