According to Michael Bates three early 20th century Plains Commercial buildings on this site were pulled down by Arvest in the early 2000s (I couldn't find out if that included the buildings Peacock, Babyland and Megee's were located in.) Buildings being torn down in the name of “progress” and “urban renewal” is a story Tulsans know all too well (Greenwood, anyone?) Even so, that doesn’t make it any less disheartening to look at picture after picture of the vibrant downtown Tulsa once had and see what has been lost. But hey, Tulsa won the Golden Crater award for most surface parking so we got that goin’ for us.
Part two of my trip down Main Street coming soon.