Cotton Compress. The 5-acre Cotton Compress began operations in 1898 and continued operations there until destroyed by fire in 1921 at which time a new compress was built at Reno and Eastern (to read about the "new" and much larger and "safer" facility, see the October 10, 1921, Oklahoman at page 10). The pics below show the original compress facility.

A vintage postcard, circa 1900



A crop from a 1904 Sanborn Map showing location



A pair of early-day photographs courtesy the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library System
and in Steve Lackmeyer's Images of America: Bricktown (Arcadia Publishing 2009)





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