Newkirk in Kay County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
The Cline Building
William S. Cline had this building constructed in 1925. This was the same year that the Kay County Courthouse and the Masonic Temple were constructed in Newkirk. The Cline Building is illustrative of the influence of the Art Deco style. Mosaic tiles are used for the street level facade and entry. The building has a polychromatic appearance by the use of red brick separating the stories and red brick trim outlining the shape of the structure both horizontally and vertically. The use of glazed turquoise tile also contributes to the polychromatic effect.
Until 1983 the lower floor has always been utilized as a drug store. Stahlhut's Drug Store occupied the ground floor when the building was completed. In later years Charles Adams, Don Adams, Ralph Henderson and Buddy Hayes operated drug stores here.
W.S. Cline and his son Bill, both attorneys, had their law offices upstairs . The second floor includes four rooms, a large central library, a reading room and separate offices for the two attorneys. W.S. Cline served as State Senator of Kay and Grant Counties from 1915 to 1919 and again from 1923 to 1927. Bill served
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 36° 52.969′ N, 97° 3.227′ W. Marker is in Newkirk, Oklahoma, in Kay County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 77) north of 7th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 North Main Street, Newkirk OK 74647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherokee Allotments (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire of 1901 (within shouting distance of this marker); Newkirk (within shouting distance of this marker); Newkirk Kay County Fair (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma State Centennial 1907 - 2007 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kay County Abstract Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Land of Hope (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newkirk.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 164 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.