Milk Bottle Building
Though quite small at 350 square feet, the Milk Bottle Building is one of the most unique and well-known structures in Oklahoma City. Built in 1930, the triangle-shaped building stands prominently along Classen Boulevard and features a large milk bottle made out of sheet metal on the roof. It was built around 1948 by the business that occupied the building at the time, Milk Bottle Grocery, which used it to advertise. Other milk companies use it to advertise as well in subsequent years. The building, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998, is also notable for being situated along the historic Route 66 highway, which runs from Chicago to Santa Monica, California.
Backstory and Context
Lupkin, Jocelyn. "Milk Bottle Grocery." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. March 5, 1998. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/f5d371b6-e425-4f39-80f6-a9d4573ed76c.
"Milk Bottle Grocery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." National Park Service - Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary, Route 66. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/milk_bottle_grocery_oklahoma_city.html.
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