Melrose Apartments. The area immediately north of the central business district was once abundant with apartments. In some form, the Melrose Apartments at 215 W. 5th existed as early as July 20, 1923, that being the date of the earliest advertisement located in the Daily Oklahoman archives for that building and corresponding address. However, as is obvious from the images below, all being parts of a December 14, 1930, Daily Oklahoman advertisement, the Melrose substantially expanded as of that date. Incidentally, despite that the apartment photo was credited to "That Man Stone," he was dead by then and the photo would have been taken by "That Man Stone Company," his successor in interest. The view of the Melrose in the article below looks north from 5th Street.

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