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The Archivist: Oklahoma City house built in 1914 still standing

Mary Phillips: Home on NW 18 in Oklahoma City was built in 1914 for attorney Frederick B. Owen. It was built for $8,000, but is now valued at more than $400,000.
BY MARY PHILLIPS, For The Oklahoman Published: April 14, 2014

A sketch of a house appeared in The Oklahoman on March 22, 1914, with an article announcing its pending completion for Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Owen

New two-story home for Frederick B. Owen, attorney, now in the course of construction at Eighteenth and Olie avenue which will cost about $8,000 when completed. The home will be occupied by Mr. Owen about the middle of April.

“It is built in English style throughout. The work is all being done by William Lambert, Chicago Ill.

“The first floor will contain the two living rooms, the reception, music and dining rooms, the pantry, kitchen and also a summer dining porch. The second floor which is finished in white enamel throughout will consist of four bedrooms and bathroom, the floor and the wainscotting of the latter being tile.

“The attic will be fitted up for servants apartments and will have direct connection with the kitchen by a stairway which will serve the rear part of the house, while another stairway will connect the front portion of the house with the second floor. The fireplace and large brick chimneys will be something out-of-the ordinary for this section of the country.”

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