The Milk Bottle Grocery, located at 2426 N. Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a grocery building with a large metal milk bottle atop its roof. The store was constructed in 1930, and the milk bottle was added in 1948. The bottle was designed to draw attention to the store, as the tall bottle would be visible to automobile traffic along Classen Boulevard, which was part of U.S. Route 66 at the time; it also served as an advertisement for the dairy industry. The store is also one of the few triangular buildings in Oklahoma City, as it occupies a corner lot in an area where Classen Boulevard cuts diagonally through the city's street grid. Due to its shape, the store was known as the Triangle Grocery from 1940 until 1948, when it became the Milk Bottle Grocery due to its new statue.Make Milk Bottle Grocery a centerpiece of your Oklahoma City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Oklahoma City holiday site .
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 5, 1998. The Saigon Baguette, a Vietnamese sandwich restaurant, occupied the space for several years. In August 2014 it was announced that the building would be restored to its original appearance.
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This very small triangular building is an interesting piece of history from Route 66 era. Alas, it is boraded up and looks pretty sad. Even the milk bottle on top with the Braum ensignia needs some te... more »
You only have a few seconds to look as you drive by. I don't know if there is any paking right here or if you can go in, but it is visible from the road and is iconic for the area. more »
When my family first moved to Oklahoma in 1941we rented a room not far from here. This building was then a place where you could buy magazines, newspapers, ice cream treats and pop. There was a playground behind the store then and my mother and I would go to the store for Eskimo pies then to the park. Very fond memories for me.
A storic insign of an old grocery, now one of the Oklahoma city symbols. Nice spot just for some pics.
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