Close-up Views of the Business District.
Close-up view of buildings shown on the previous page, this view shows the early style of architecture in this mining boom town. The board sidewalks and clapboard construction was common in towns in the Picher mining district during the 1920s. The grocery store on the right side of the picture was operated by Roy Depee. There was also a Depee Hotel at Douthat. This view shows the opposite side of the street . A makeshift fence is constructed of barrels with boards laying on top of them. The man in the center of the picture is walking in front of a barber shop.
C A. Hood & Sons store is listed in a 1917 directory of Century, Oklahoma. They were a branch of a Pittsburg, Ks. business. Photo courtesy of Ron Wagner. Added 7/7/05ick here to add your text.