Founders National Bank – Oklahoma City

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Built: 1964 | Abandoned: 2017
Status: Demolished (2018)
Contributor: • Okie Mod Squad
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The Founders Bank building is one of Oklahoma City’s best examples of mid-century modern architecture, and it’s the only known design of the architect and former Bruce Goff student, Bob Bowlby, in the area. Although the building was expanded in the 1990s, it remains a beloved local icon and an incredibly fresh design today. The Bank of America that was a long-term tenant in the former Founders National Bank building moved out of the space in 2017, and the property was listed for sale that October. The structure sits in the middle of a large undeveloped lot, and the fear is that a developer will buy the building and demolish it in favor of new development. (Photo by Robert Alan Bowlby)

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