Fifth Street Looking West, Miami, Oklahoma
It is hard to believe that such fancy old Victorian houses existed in Miami, but this 1910 postcard view shows them. Streets were named differently before 1914 and what is now Central was then 4th street. 5th street was one block south of 4th and is now 1st street south. Look at that muddy street and also the cement sidewalk. There is a horse barn at the end of the street. That is where the hospital would later be built. The first house belonged to C. P. Williams and was at what is now 1st and B S.W. I can barely remember some fancy old houses in that neighborhood and the Dobson house is one that survives. It seems like that there was a fancy house on west Central where the telephone building now stands.
If anyone has more information on these houses, please contact me.