City Police & Jail Building. As is more particularly described in Civic Center, the addition of Oklahoma City law enforcement and jail facilities immediately east of Shartel between Couch and Colcord Drives was one of the Civic Center projects following removal of the east/west downtown Rock Island and Frisco rail tracks. The images below are from the Oklahoma Historical Society's Star Archives website areas, both looking east from Shartel. The 1st was taken in 1939 and features our 2-way radio cars; the 2nd was taken in 1940 and highlights our motorcycle police guys. The jail was located in the top 2 or 3 stories of the building, I'm not sure which.





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