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

Foucart Building

 
 
Foucart Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Foucart Building Marker
Inscription.  Restored in 1980 to its original look, the Foucart Building was built in 1891 by Edward T. Patten to house the Boston Store (dry goods) managed by J.M. Brooks, later builder of Brooks Opera House. Geo. King's New York Racket Store (notions, general) succeeded the Boston by 1899. (Racket was "society" slang for a fashionable crowed fete.)

National Biscuit Company leased the space for offices in 1911. Later occupants were a repair shop and, in 1920, E.A. Neher's Paige Automobile agency.

The building was returned to retail merchandising in 1928 when John E. Gaffney moved his furniture store there. Successive owners continued furniture sales until 1974, after which the building became vacant.

The building was designed by Joseph Foucart, who had his office in the 3rd floor tower from 1893 to 1897. These were among Foucart's most productive years as a architect in the growing Territorial capital's business district. As his office site and because the native sandstone edifice emphasizes his distinctive style, the structure became known by his name rather than that of the builder.

The 1980 facade restoration was the first completed

Foucart Building & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
2. Foucart Building & Marker
in the Guthrie Historic District Restoration Program, sponsored by the Logan County Historical Society.
 
Erected 1980 by Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
 
Location. 35° 52.614′ N, 97° 25.572′ W. Marker is in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in Logan County. Marker is on West Harrison Avenue west of South Division Street (U.S. 77), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 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. Guthrie Daily Leader (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Same Old Moses Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); International Building (about 400 feet away); Blue Bell Bar (about 400 feet away); Rough Riders (about 400 feet away); Land Office (about 400 feet away); Gray Bros. Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guthrie.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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