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Historic Downtown - Severs Block


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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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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."

Okmulgee, OK Historic Courthouses

OSU-Okmulgee

OSU-Okmulgee is a vital part of the community. The university, with a world-class reputation, provides over 40 degree programs in advancing technologies and an outstanding culinary arts program as well.

Okmulgee, OK Colleges

Creek Nation Tribal Complex

The Creek Nation Tribal Complex serves as the government headquarters for the Creek Nation including all divisions of tribal government.

Okmulgee, OK Ethnic Heritage

"Skyscraper"

The Commerce Building, Okmulgee's Skycraper, was built by the Commerce Investment Company in 1921

Okmulgee, OK Historic Buildings

Historic Churches

Episcopal Church - Built in 1902, the building was originally the home of the Methodist Church and remained so until 1911, when it was purchased by the Episcopal Church for the sum of $2,000. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Okmulgee, OK Historic Churches


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