Milk Bottle Grocery, Oklahoma City

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.
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 is a neat stop in Oklahoma City as you travel along Route 66. Parking in the Walgreens next to it makes for easy photos.  more »
  • I would not drive out of my way to see this but the milk bottle on top of this little building is very iconic and definitely from the past. The area around it is the heart of Oklahoma city's asian...  more »
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  • 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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