Restoring the Whiting Apartments
The Easleys have taken much pleasure in restoring the Whiting Apartments. Most all of the restoration has been done by the Easleys themselves, although they do not wish to ignore the many handy men who have helped. Stephen and his wife Debra, who is from Nebraska, together with their wonderful children, started with lots and lots of clean up.
The major portion of the restoration took 1 to 2 years. They started with the outside structure first. Stephen stated "that if it falls off or breaks when you touch it, tear it out. It needs to be repaired." Only a portion of the exterior brick, masonry, and stucco had to be repaired. Next to be repaired were the roofs of the Apartment buildings and the concrete walkways. Both were coated with several layers of tar paper and black tar roof coating. All this was torn off and a metal roof replaced the Apartment roofs and on the concrete walkways, a concrete sealer made especially for concrete over commercial buildings was used. The electric and plumbing were brought up to code and much of the interior walls were patched and repaired. The Easleys had special windows made for the side windows of each apartment
Most of the commercial spaces today are altered on the interior to best fit the needs of the existing business. However, they still retain the original architectural floor plans and designs, such as the very high ceilings, the front and rear access, and although covered temporariliy for protection, the penicore glass remains above each store front window.
The Easleys have taken many pictures of the restoration project, and it would be their pleasure to give
Commercial Space 709
1925 - B & R Furniture Co., J.R. Harris & Indian Silk Shop
1928 - M & M System Groceries
1956 - Crawford Transfer & Storage
Commercial Space 711
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Location. 36° 39.953′ N, 96° 20.344′ W. Marker is in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in Osage County. Marker is on Kihekah Avenue north of 7th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709-711 Kihekah Avenue, Pawhuska OK 74056, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Answer To Prayer (a few steps from this marker); Vernon Whiting (within shouting distance of this marker); "Million Dollar Elm" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oil in the Osage Indian Nation and the "Million Dollar Elm" (about 600 feet away); Friendship Between the Osage and the Occitan of Montauban (about 700 feet away); "Osage in the Enemy Camp" (about 800 feet away); Site of the First Osage Agency Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blacksmith Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawhuska.
Also see . . .
1. Historic Pawhuska Hotel Offers Alternative To Chain Hotels. (Submitted on March 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Whiting Bed & Bath at Facebook. (Submitted on March 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Historic Whiting Bed & Bath at TripAdvisor. (Submitted on March 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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