Widgets Magazine
Page 10 of 53 FirstFirst ... 56789101112131415 ... LastLast
Results 226 to 250 of 1312
  1. #226

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by papaOU View Post
    Okay people! I have a question that is a subject that most of the older members know. I had forgotten about it until I saw it mentioned on one of these threads.

    Here goes. Was there really a bordello known as Jessie's? As a kid and through teenage years it was alluded to by other "kids" but I don't think I ever heard it from the adults. Now the adults talked about the Black Hotel. Ever hear anything similar about the Black?
    The Gospel Truth......They were both the "Real Deal." Gen/64 gave me their price list (I wouldn't know). Jesse's being $3.00 and the Black Hotel being $15.00. THE END!

    Ever hear of Mary Lou????

    Let's not forget about "The Hudson Hotel" or "The Victoria" both located on Broadway S. of Main St before urban renewal!

  2. #227

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarltonsKeeper View Post
    The Gospel Truth......They were both the "Real Deal." Gen/64 gave me their price list (I wouldn't know). Jesse's being $3.00 and the Black Hotel being $15.00. THE END!

    Ever hear of Mary Lou????

    Let's not forget about "The Hudson Hotel" or "The Victoria" both located on Broadway S. of Main St before urban renewal!
    My grandmother had the Hudson Drive in. Why they called it a drive-in when it was a beer bar I'll never know.
    My grandfather owned the Victoria and the OK Billiards located in the same building. Looking for photo's of the Victoria and OK Billiards but unable to find them. Talked with Bob L. and he told me few pictures were made of anything downtown south of California. Anyone got leads let me know. PLEASE.

  3. #228

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by papaOU View Post
    My grandmother had the Hudson Drive in. Why they called it a drive-in when it was a beer bar I'll never know.
    My grandfather owned the Victoria and the OK Billiards located in the same building. Looking for photo's of the Victoria and OK Billiards but unable to find them. Talked with Bob L. and he told me few pictures were made of anything downtown south of California. Anyone got leads let me know. PLEASE.
    Are you referring to the Victoria Hotel and Hudson Hotel?????

  4. #229

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarltonsKeeper View Post
    Are you referring to the Victoria Hotel and Hudson Hotel?????
    The Victoria Hotel and the Hudson Drive In. The Hudson Drive In was at S.W. 5th and Hudson. It was an old house converted into a beer joint. When it was torn down they put a gas station there. It's on the northwest corner of S.W. 5 and Hudson.

    My grandfather owned the "Victoria Hotel". He died 1957. If you know the Victoria then you must remember OK Billiards. It was west of the Victoria facing Reno.

  5. #230

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by papaOU View Post
    The Victoria Hotel and the Hudson Drive In. The Hudson Drive In was at S.W. 5th and Hudson. It was an old house converted into a beer joint. When it was torn down they put a gas station there. It's on the northwest corner of S.W. 5 and Hudson.

    My grandfather owned the "Victoria Hotel". He died 1957. If you know the Victoria then you must remember OK Billiards. It was west of the Victoria facing Reno.
    I've forgotten it, old age I guess! The Hudson Hotel was across the street from the Victoria Hotel, had wooden steps if I remember correctly! Actually, I think the whole structure of both of these Hotels were wood?

  6. #231

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarltonsKeeper View Post
    I've forgotten it, old age I guess! The Hudson Hotel was across the street from the Victoria Hotel, had wooden steps if I remember correctly! Actually, I think the whole structure of both of these Hotels were wood?
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    here is a question that I don't know the answer but need some help please...There was a movie theater (still there) on about 19th and Classen on the West side of the Road....What was the name of it????I think Shadid owns it and it is his office area.....

  7. #232

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Generals64 View Post
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    here is a question that I don't know the answer but need some help please...There was a movie theater (still there) on about 19th and Classen on the West side of the Road....What was the name of it????I think Shadid owns it and it is his office area.....
    Looking for documentation but if I remember correctly it was called the Vic. I don't know if that's correct but people called it the Vic because the building was Victorian. There were some newspaper articles about the place some time ago about it's restoration and business's and offices that were there or moving in. I'll see if I can't find more...........................

    I'm too young but does anybody remember the ISIS movie theater downtown? Think it was on Reno.

  8. #233

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by papaOU View Post
    Looking for documentation but if I remember correctly it was called the Vic. I don't know if that's correct but people called it the Vic because the building was Victorian. There were some newspaper articles about the place some time ago about it's restoration and business's and offices that were there or moving in. I'll see if I can't find more...........................

    I'm too young but does anybody remember the ISIS movie theater downtown? Think it was on Reno.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If Redskins/General reads this he'll tell you especially if it was XXX...

  9. #234

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Forget the Isis. Did the Vic sound familiar to you? I am going to do some more research later.

  10. #235

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    I have had a ball reading this thread. Sure brings back a LOT of memories.

    Someone beat me to "Levines"
    How about:
    Jude and Jody's
    Bolen Oldsmobile "Rollin into Bolen"
    Ritz theater
    Mayflower theater
    Carpenter Paper Company
    Fretwell's
    Don't remember the name: the driving range and trampoline place on S. Western, a little north of 25th St.
    Hickr'y Pit BBQ
    Eskridge Oldsmobile
    Lone Star Brewery


    I just found this forum yesterday.....I have some catching up to do.

  11. #236
    Prunepicker Guest

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Generals64 View Post
    here is a question that I don't know the answer but need some help please...
    There was a movie theater (still there) on about 19th and Classen on the
    West side of the Road... What was the name of it? I think Shadid owns it and
    it is his office area...
    I knew the name of it a few years ago. It's in the Victoria or Victor building
    on NW 18th.

    Was it the Victor?

  12. #237

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    I knew the name of it a few years ago. It's in the Victoria or Victor building
    on NW 18th.

    Was it the Victor?
    Was it the Victor Victoria............

    Ask James Garner............

    Julie Andrews.............

    I'm confused........

  13. #238
    Prunepicker Guest

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by papaOU View Post
    Was it the Victor Victoria...

    Ask James Garner...

    Julie Andrews...

    I'm confused...
    I'm not sure any more. Maybe.

  14. #239

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    I believe the Victoria Bldg was built as a theatre based on London's Old Vic theatre. It's original limestone exterior walls were "destroyed" back in the '70s when Taz Roland had the building sprayed with some kind of crap. Maybe someone has figured out how to get it off. It was a lovely building before that... quite authentic.

  15. #240
    Prunepicker Guest

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by USG '60 View Post
    I believe the Victoria Bldg was built as a theatre based on London's Old Vic
    theatre. It's original limestone exterior walls were "destroyed" back in the '70s
    when Taz Roland had the building sprayed with some kind of crap. Maybe
    someone has figured out how to get it off. It was a lovely building before
    that... quite authentic.
    I still think it's a classy building.

    Do you remember the name of the theater? I'm thinking the name started
    with a G, but I'm not certain.

  16. #241

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    I still think it's a classy building.

    Do you remember the name of the theater? I'm thinking the name started
    with a G, but I'm not certain.
    TG&Y???

    G-String.................

    gee whizzzz.............

    ah geeeeeeeeeeeeeee......

  17. #242

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by papaOU View Post
    TG&Y???

    G-String.................

    gee whizzzz.............

    ah geeeeeeeeeeeeeee......
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hey, go back to bed....That Mullet you're sporting is beginning to mess what brains you have left....Oh, take a blue one for this....

  18. #243

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Generals64 View Post
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hey, go back to bed....That Mullet you're sporting is beginning to mess what brains you have left....Oh, take a blue one for this....
    Blue don't start with a G!!!

    Or does it..........

    I know!!!!!!!!

    Guano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No. That's Grant..........

  19. #244

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    billies tastie freeze on may avenue...man they had the best burger basket around and then they went and got fancy on us and opened up a inside eating area...very spiffy!

  20. #245

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by grantgeneral78 View Post
    billies tastie freeze on may avenue...man they had the best burger basket around and then they went and got fancy on us and opened up a inside eating area...very spiffy!
    Dairy Queen on 36th and S. Walker made the same spiffy move while I was in school.

    I loved when you placed your order and they waved at you when it was ready.

    Went to Los Tacos the other day and asked if they would still do it. No real response.

    Am I that old?

  21. #246

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by papaOU View Post
    Dairy Queen on 36th and S. Walker made the same spiffy move while I was in school.

    I loved when you placed your order and they waved at you when it was ready.

    Went to Los Tacos the other day and asked if they would still do it. No real response.

    Am I that old?
    were you not invented the same year as dirt?

  22. #247

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by grantgeneral78 View Post
    were you not invented the same year as dirt?
    OH THANKS!

    Happy Mothers Day to you too........

    and after I gave you the best years of my life.

  23. #248

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by papaOU View Post
    OH THANKS!

    Happy Mothers Day to you too........

    and after I gave you the best years of my life.
    LOL your

  24. #249

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    See how many grocery stores you can name?...I'll start off.
    Safeway
    Humpty Dumpty
    Wheeler's
    Whitaker's
    Food For Less
    Snyder's Food Mart.....Now jump in and let's see your OkC History....

  25. #250
    Prunepicker Guest

    Default Re: What old business do you remember in OKC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Generals64 View Post
    See how many grocery stores you can name? I'll start off.
    Safeway
    Humpty Dumpty
    Wheeler's
    Whitaker's
    Food For Less
    Snyder's Food Mart... Now jump in and let's see your OkC History...
    Jim's IGA,
    Rudy's Red Bud
    Smith-Griders
    Buchannan's
    Big Giant
    Piggly Wiggly
    Stone's at Shepherd Mall and NW 50th & May
    Beechler's
    Was it Big Value at SW 59th & Pennsylvania?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Finally some support from the national media
    By ourulz2000 in forum General Civic Issues
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 07-16-2008, 01:00 PM
  2. Okc Comedy Night 2007
    By Joeldavidd in forum General Civic Issues
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-08-2007, 07:08 PM
  3. Could OKC eventually have the tallest tower in the nation?
    By JOHNINSOKC in forum General Civic Issues
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 07-21-2007, 09:37 AM
  4. Sonics relocation terms
    By mranderson in forum Sports
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 05-27-2007, 09:45 PM
  5. Another Business moves
    By okclee in forum General Civic Issues
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 03-26-2007, 02:57 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO