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Skirvin Hotel

David Lee Anderson © 2015

The Skirvin Hotel at the corner of 1st Street and Broadway in downtown Oklahoma City is the city's oldest hotel. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. First opened in 1911, the Skirvin Hotel contained 220 rooms in an eight-story two-winged tower. A third 12-story wing was added in 1928, and then in 1929–30 all three wings were leveled off to 14 floors with a total of 525 rooms. The hotel is named for its founder, William Balser "Bill" Skirvin, whose daughter, Perle Mesta, became the ambassador to Luxembourg under Harry Truman. The hotel closed in 1988 and sat abandoned for most of the next 19 years, until it was renovated and re-opened as part of the Hilton chain of hotels in 2007.
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