The architecture of Kay County reflects the rich history of the communities of the county, from the early sustenance days of the land run to the mid1950s era of stability. The architecture of each era displays the economic climate of the times as well as showing how residents viewed themselves. The buildings included in this volume, beginning with a sampling of those at Chilocco Indian School and ending with those of the mid1950s, are tangible reminders of the lives of the people who built them, used them, and lived in them. The images were carefully selected from museums and personal collections across the county as well as from Bret A. Carter’s extensive personal collection.
About the Author
Bret A. Carter is an amateur historian and lifelong resident of Kay County. He is active in the preservation of historic buildings throughout Kay County and the northcentral part of Oklahoma through his work with various individuals and groups, including the Blackwell Top of Oklahoma Historical Society, the Ponca City Landmark Conservancy, the Chilocco National Alumni Association, and Preservation Oklahoma.
Table of Contents
Substance and Boosterism: Buildings before 1916 11
Oil and Prosperity: Buildings from 1916 to 1929 61
Depression and War: Buildings from 1930 to 1946 103
Peace and Stability: Buildings from 1947 to 1957 111