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Most of the buildings in the 400 block of Will Rogers Blvd. (main street) were built during the period of 1904 and 1925. In 1902, WILSON HARDWARE was established as a family owned business and remained so until 1985. Little has changed architecturally in the interior making it a well preserved
example of this time period. The building is now occupied by the Antique Peddler's Mall at 422 W.Will Rogers.

The brown brick building at 411 Will Rogers Blvd. has served several clothing departments since 1916. Inlaid white, red, and green octagonal tiles on the exterior entry spell out "gents" and "ladies" and are all still intact. The staircase led to offices upstairs formerly occupied by Dr. Kaho's dental office and Holtzendorff's law office.

Ann's Cleaners at 401, a large two-story brick, housed a variety of businesses, but the second floor is best remembered as CLAREMORE'S FIRST HOSPITAL established by Dr. Meloy.


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Christ Presbyterian Church

The Christ Presbyterian Church was purchased from the First United Methodist Church in 1990. In 1882, a one-room frame building was constructed after $500 was given by the Methodist General Conference to erect a house of worship. The church was served by "Circuit Rider" preachers until 1907

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Claremore's Expo-Center

The City of Claremore has redeveloped its old city/county fair grounds by removing all structures, and acquiring additional acreage, bringing the area to more than 55 acres. The major addition has been bulding the Expo Center.

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J. Bartley Milam Home

This private home was originally built by J. BARTLEY MILAM, Principal Chief of the Cherokees. The Cherokee government had been dismantled in 1907 when Oklahoma became a state. In 1941, Milam was appointed Chief for a year by Franklin D. Roosevelt and was reappointed until his death in 1949

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Will Rogers Statue

In the middle of the 300 block of Will Rogers Blvd., you will want to stop, grab your camera and visit the life-size bronze statue of Will Rogers, sitting on a park bench reading the Claremore Progress. The Rogers County Historical Society presented this statue, "

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First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church occupies a corner lot in one of Claremore's oldest residential areas. The congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Claremore was organized in 1887 and services were held in homes until the Gothic Revival style building was constructed in 1902, 5

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