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Guthrie in Logan County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Victor Building

 
 
Victor Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Victor Building Marker
Inscription.  Triumph of its time, the "Victor Block" was built in 1893 as the finest commercial building in Guthrie by Winfield S. Smith, who constructed many of the downtown business structures. Besides Lillie's Drug Store, the building also held a number of Territorial offices, several saloons, a wholesale liquor business, and a ballroom on its third floor. Its basement connected with other downtown buildings via tunnels. Associated Order of United Workmen Insurance Offices were later in the building, as well as state headquarters of that mutual organization. The basement became a bowling alley in the late 1960's.

Restoration began in 1981 as part of Historic District Preservation Movement. It is considered one of Joseph Foucart's best designs.
 
Erected 1980 by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
 
Location. 35° 52.624′ N, 97° 25.604′ W. Marker is in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of West Harrison Avenue and South 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on West Harrison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 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. Same Old Moses Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Foucart Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Bell Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); International Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Guthrie Daily Leader

Victor Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
2. Victor Building Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); De Ford Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reeves Brothers Casino (about 300 feet away); Oklahoma Daily State Capital (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guthrie.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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