Escoe Building

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Escoe Building
Escoe Building is located in Oklahoma
Escoe Building
Escoe Building is located in the US
Escoe Building
Location Muskogee, Oklahoma
Coordinates 35°44′58.32″N 95°22′8″W / 35.7495333°N 95.36889°W / 35.7495333; -95.36889Coordinates: 35°44′58.32″N 95°22′8″W / 35.7495333°N 95.36889°W / 35.7495333; -95.36889
Built 1908
Architect W.T. Escoe
NRHP Reference # 83002094[1]
Added to NRHP July 14, 1983

The Escoe Building, also known as the Simmons Building, was at 228-230 N. 2nd St., Muskogee, Oklahoma. It was a two-story brick office building built in 1908 and demolished in 1988.

The Escoe Building was the only professional building in Muskogee's black district and housed the first black-owned bank in Oklahoma. It was also known as the Simmons Building because it housed the Simmons Royalty Co., Oklahoma's first major oil business owned by a black family.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Escoe Building". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-02-08.