Milk Bottle Grocery

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Milk Bottle Grocery
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Milk Bottle Grocery is located in Oklahoma
Milk Bottle Grocery
Milk Bottle Grocery is located in the US
Milk Bottle Grocery
Location 2426 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Coordinates 35°29′39″N 97°31′55″W / 35.49417°N 97.53194°W / 35.49417; -97.53194Coordinates: 35°29′39″N 97°31′55″W / 35.49417°N 97.53194°W / 35.49417; -97.53194
Area less than one acre
Architectural style commercial style
NRHP reference # 98000199[1]
Added to NRHP March 5, 1998

The Milk Bottle Grocery, located at 2426 N. Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a grocery building with a large metal milk bottle atop its roof. The store was constructed in 1930, and the milk bottle was added in 1948. The bottle was designed to draw attention to the store, as the tall bottle would be visible to automobile traffic along Classen Boulevard, which was part of U.S. Route 66 at the time; it also served as an advertisement for the dairy industry.[2] The store is also one of the few triangular buildings in Oklahoma City, as it occupies a corner lot in an area where Classen Boulevard cuts diagonally through the city's street grid. Due to its shape, the store was known as the Triangle Grocery from 1940 until 1948, when it became the Milk Bottle Grocery due to its new statue.[3]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 5, 1998.[1] The Saigon Baguette, a Vietnamese sandwich restaurant, occupied the space for several years.[2] In August 2014 it was announced that the building would be restored to its original appearance.[4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Milk Bottle Grocery". Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary: Route 66. National Park Service. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Lupkin, Jocelyn (September 17, 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Milk Bottle Grocery" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved September 18, 2013.  Accompanied by photos.
  4. ^ Bailey, Brianna (August 19, 2014). "Oklahoma City's Milk Bottle building is being restored to its original appearance".