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Newkirk in Kay County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kay County Abstract Building

 
 
Kay County Abstract Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2011
1. Kay County Abstract Building Marker
Inscription.

Dick Sherbon of Ponca City received the bid to erect this building for the Kay County Abstract Company in 1926. The bids for the building ranged from $4,400 to $5,700.

This red brick structure was limited to one story because of the Masonic Temple to the south. The windows of the lodge rooms for the Temple were not to be blocked by a two story building. A decorative green facade at the top of the building resembles clay tile to give the building a Spanish flair.

Kay County Federal Savings and Loan was born during the Depression in the summer of 1934. Marion T. Rigdon was employed soon after the firm was organized and, except for a few years' military leave during World War II, managed the company until he retired in 1975.

Originally, Kay County Federal was located in the Albright Title & Trust building before moving across the street in the First National Bank building. In July of 1948, Kay County Federal purchased this building from the Bertha Meek estate for $4,500.

In 1974 Kay County Federal merged with Sooner Federal, the largest savings and loan in Oklahoma with assets over one billion dollars. In September of 1990, it became a division of First Gibraltar Bank, F.S.B., San Antonio.
 
Location. 36° 52.917′ N,
Photo of Kay County Abstract Building on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2011
2. Photo of Kay County Abstract Building on Marker
97° 3.205′ W. Marker is in Newkirk, Oklahoma, in Kay County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 77) south of 7th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 South Main Street, Newkirk OK 74647, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oklahoma State Centennial 1907 - 2007 (within shouting distance of this marker); Newkirk Kay County Fair (within shouting distance of this marker); Newkirk (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire of 1901 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Allotments (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); African-Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); Land of Hope (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newkirk.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Newkirk, Oklahoma. (Submitted on October 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Newkirk, Oklahoma. (Submitted on October 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Kay County Abstract Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2011
3. Kay County Abstract Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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