Blue Bell Bar
The original frame structure was replaced in 1903 by the present brick edifice, probably Guthrie's only commercial building with two bevelled entryways, front and back. The "C-11" crest over the front doorway is the insignia of Ned Cheadle, local agent and bottler for the Fred Heim Brewing Co., whose brother company, Freemont Land and Improvement Co., built the structure.
Besides the saloon, the building in 1930 housed a restaurant on the Harrison Ave. side and a music store on the south Second St. side. Its upper floor, officially called a "hall", consisted of 17 small rooms surrounding a lobby and was probably a bordello. It was connected in early days by an iron sky-walk to the Elks Hotel across the alleyway.
After prohibition (concurrent with statehood, 1907) various businesses occupied the lower floor. A bar was re-established
Erected 1980 by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
Location. 35° 52.624′ N, 97° 25.643′ W. Marker is in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of West Harrison Avenue and South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on West Harrison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 West Harrison Avenue, Guthrie OK 73044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. International Building (a few steps from this marker); Same Old Moses Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Reeves Brothers Casino (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma Daily State Capital (within shouting distance of this marker); Office of E.P. McCabe (within shouting distance of this marker); De Ford Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor Building (within shouting distance of this marker); U. S. Government Land Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guthrie.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.