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Historic Downtown - Severs Block Springing up as a trading area around the Creek Council House, downtown Okmulgee grew by leaps and bounds in the early part of the Twentieth Century. The city boasts some of the finest architecture and architectural details in the state.

The Servers Block was a testament to one of Okmulgee's earliest pioneers. Captain F.B. Severs first established the "Big Store" as it was known by the Creek Indians, just northeast of the Creek Council House. In 1882, the original building was torn down and a stone building erected. This was the second stone building in Okmulgee.

By 1900, when the railroad came through, Captain Severs owned most of the land along the north side of Sixth Street from Morton Street to the Frisco Station. By 1907, servers remodeled and expanded his building to the east. The Citizens National Bank at 101 East Sixth has been located in the orginal Severs location since 1909 and the west exterior wall still shows the orginal stone of the Severs store.


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Creek Council House Museum

The heart of Okmulgee is the town square featuring the Creek Council House Museum. Erected in 1878, the museum building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is acknowledged as a National Historic Landmark. The Museum was established in 1923

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Orpheum Theatre

Entertainment came of age in Okmulgee as a result of oil money. Okmulgee was home to two Vaudeville theatres, one of which still stands today. The Orpheum Theatre has undergone renovation and features first run movies and special events today. The Cook Theatre was built by L.H.D. Cook (

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Historic Downtown - Severs Block

Springing up as a trading area around the Creek Council House, downtown Okmulgee grew by leaps and bounds in the early part of the Twentieth Century. The city boasts some of the finest architecture and architectural details in the state. The Servers Block was a testament to one of Okmulgee'

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Oil Mansions

Okmulgee is very uncommon. Steeped in history, Okmulgee is home to an eclectic mix of people, buildings, and cultures. Oilmen and money carved Okmulgee out of terra cotta and stone. The city boasts some of the finest architecture and architectural details in the state.

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Okmulgee County Courthouse

The Okmulgee County Court House was completed in 1918, with marble walls and floors. The bonds for the court house had been sold to Katie Fixico, a wealthy Creek Indian, whose house has long housed the restaurant known as "The Southern Mansion."

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