Monday, April 11, 2016 - Chrysler-Plymouth
Seen along old U.S. 66 in Bristow, Oklahoma.
This old Chrysler Plymouth sign in downtown Bristow, Oklahoma dates from the early 1950s. The sign’s tower was designed to reflect the prominence of the oil industry in the area and utilizes some of the same design principles for drilling rigs that replaced earlier oil field technologies in the post-World War II period.
The building at bottom right in the photo was built in 1947 to house The Beard Motor Company, as the local Chrysler-Plymouth dealership. The building has a light brick façade complimented with bright blue art deco tiles. It’s currently vacant and showing some deterioration, but is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The dealership closed many years ago, but the local population loved the big sign so much, it was voted by city council that it should remain as a dedicated Bristow landmark.
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