123 W Main - Ardmore Historic Commercial District - Ardmore, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 34° 10.387 W 097° 07.804
14S E 672344 N 3782930
Quick Description: The building at 123 W Main St is a contributing building to the Ardmore Historic Commercial District. It was last home to Venecia Italian Restaurant, which had to close after the building next to it suddenly collapsed.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/21/2020 9:39:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM12G54
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
The National Register's Registration Form (see Optional link) indicates that this building was constructed around 1896, and brick was added around 1908. However, the current façade dates to around 1940, which is still acceptable within the district's timeline. The building is certainly an oddball, but there are plenty of others in the district's boundaries that have been subjected to radical changes. The Registration Form provides some background:

This one-story building is brick faced with Vitrolite-type glass panels. It has a metal awning covering the transom. The flush street level façade has a pair of glass panel metal entry doors, a short wood display window, and the façade are finished with wood board and batten siding. The building has an angled horizontal and lighted horizontal projection at the roof line which extends like a triangular awning over the store front.

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The adjacent Kress Building collapsed suddenly in 2016, possibly due to becoming unstable after the building next to it was removed. The whole block is still viewable on Google Street Maps as of August 2013.
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Ardmore Historic Commercial District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
123 W Main St, Ardmore, OK 73401


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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