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Oklahoma City Building & Loan Association

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SKU: 7514
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Oklahoma City Building & Loan Association dating back to the 1920's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printged by WesbancO of Oklahoma City and measures approximately 11 3/4" (w) by 9" (h).

 

This piece features a vignette of a globe with the tag line "Homes Make Happiness."

The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary. 

Historical Context

The Oklahoma City Building & Loan Association was the oldest savings and loan association in Oklahoma City, dating back to 1898. The company became the Oklahoma City Federal Savings & Loan in the early 1930s.

For several years it was located in the Majestic Building, but by 1919 it established its own building at the southwest corner of 1st Street (Park Avenue) and Harvey where it remained until it became the owner of the Skirvin Tower hotel in 1971.

In 1974, the company itself was renamed as the Continental Federal Savings & Loan Association. After selling the 101 Park Avenue Building to Jere Sturgis of Enid, Sturgis announced plans to add 14 stories to the property but that failed to materialize in the wake of the Oil Bust and Penn Square Bank's insolvency in 1972.

As for Continental, it failed in 1991 and its branches were sold to Bank of Oklahoma, Banks of Mid-America, and Stillwater National Bank.