THE SKIRVIN HOTEL


For much more than is said here about the Skirvin history, see Bob Blackburn’s excellent article. The Skirvin is under present renovation to become the Hilton Skirvin, scheduled to open in Fall 2006. To read more about that, click here for the developer’s website or here for the City of Oklahoma City’s website


The Beginnings


The Skirvin was built at the Northeast corner of Northwest 1st Street (Park Avenue) & Broadway by Bill Skirvin. The original plans called for 6 stories, but, according to Skirvin's daughter, Pearl Mesta, the archetect persuaded Mr. Skirvin to expand it to 10 stores. In 1911, the original 10-story 2-wing structure was completed.

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The Original Lobby

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The Expansion


This expansion would add 3 stories and a 3rd wing began in late 1920s.

It was completed in 1930.

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The New Coffee Shop

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The New Venetian Room

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