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Bowlby-Designed Founders National Bank In Danger

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 19, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Eric last modified Jan 18, 2016

Word reaches us that the Founders National Bank Building in Oklahoma City, OK designed by architect and Bruce Goff associate, Robert Alan Bowlby in 1964, is in danger of being demolished as the land around it has become too valuable for developers to ignore. Learn more after the jump... The Okie Mod Squad has raised the alarm by putting up a Change.org petition to gather signatures and support to let city planners and developers know...




 

 

Screen Shot 2016-01-17 at 8.59.12 PMWord reaches us that the Founders National Bank Building in Oklahoma City, OK designed by architect and Bruce Goff associate, Robert Alan Bowlby in 1964, is in danger of being demolished as the land around it has become too valuable for developers to ignore. Learn more after the jump...

The Okie Mod Squad has raised the alarm by putting up a Change.org petition to gather signatures and support to let city planners and developers know how important it is to keep the Founders National Bank building and incorporate it into any development plans.

Original architect Robert Alan Bowlby provides the following statement:

"My design and the subsequent building of the Founders National Bank building of 1964 is, I think, a one of a kind and interesting example of the contemporary Oklahoma architectural scene in its mid-century period and as such should be kept if at all possible as part of the architectural heritage of Oklahoma City. Surely, an effort could be made made by the new owners to find some new and suitable usage of the building."

If you want to lend your voice to the cause to save this unique MCM building, follow the link and add your name to the petition.

If you want to learn more about the work of Robert Alan Bowlby, including the Founders National Bank Building, follow the link and order the Friends of Kebyar Journal #79 here.


 

 

 
 
 

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