A new addition to my Back Alley Guthrie series…
12″ x 12″ oil on canvas
This building has a fascinating history. It was designed by renowned architect Joseph Foucart and built in 1893 only 4 years after the Oklahoma Land Run. There was quite a squabble about the claim, Winfield Smith finally won after being evicted off the lot, the sheriff having thrown a rope around the wooden building erected there, and dragging it a couple blocks down the street. Instead of naming the building after himself, Smith called it the Victor Building, proclaiming his victory over the claim. The lot was highly coveted as it sits right next to Federal land which is now the Post Office.
5 thoughts on “The Victor Building”
Love it! And the story is terrific. Love the windows, and the cheerful light. Hail the victor! 🙂
Thanks, Sheila Love your enthusiasm! ❤
Great job on what I found to be a very difficult subject! 😉
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Thanks, Tera… I worked on it a little more today. Just touching up some things that don’t look quite right.
I love that you’re highlighting Guthrie’s beautiful buildings and interesting history!