Merchandising meccas and other commercial curiosities. Our exhibits range from the early 20th to early 21st centuries.
A circa-1959 view of the West Plaza. In place of the old T.G. & Y., beauty-barber shop and bakery are Youth Center, Schiff's Shoes and Peyton-Marcus (an OKC-based women's ready-to-wear store). Photo from http://www.flickr.com / White Chipmunk's Photostream / Atkinson Heritage Center
The cars date this West Plaza snapshot to about 1968. By this time, Peyton-Marcus has expanded into 2 adjoining store spaces. The Conrad-Marr Drug and Humpty Dumpty grocery -1940s charter tenants- are still in business. Photo from http://www.flickr.com / White Chipmunk's Photostream / Atkinson Heritage Center