Today friends and admirers will gather to say one last goodbye to John Belt, the man who more than anybody else made Paseo what it is today. As I noted in Tuesday’s OKC Central column, I first came to admire the man through a 1991 story written by the late great Mary Jo Nelson. You can read that story through this previous Sunday flashback.
And now, a look back at The Paseo before it was transformed by the master artist, John Belt:
And now, back to the youthful early days of Paseo, then known as Spanish Village: