J Paul Getty Bunker

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Built: 1942 | Abandoned: 1942
Status: Demolished
Contributor: Preservation Oklahoma
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This home, known as the Getty Bunker, was built in 1942 and used by infamous J. Paul Getty when he took over Spartan aircraft company during WWII. Built in an art deco style, it is known as the Bunker because it was built with 12-inch thick reinforced concrete to ease Getty’s paranoia. The Bunker is deteriorating due to neglect. It sits on land previously owned by the Crane Carrier Company and was reportedly used for storage. It now stands at risk of demolition due to liability and lack of use, as a new company has purchased the property. If this building is not saved it will be gone forever. The ‘Getty Bunker’ was also listed on 2014’s Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Places list. (Photo by Stephen Pingry)

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