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  Bungalow architecture in Mesta Park
by mrclay2000

Favorite thing: Adjacent to Heritage Hills, the less opulent Mesta Park is delimited by Western and Walker Avenues, lying between 16th and 23rd Streets. Like its nicer neighbor, Mesta Park offers the same variety of architectural styles as Heritage Hills, but predominantly of the Craftsman/Bungalow style so promoted by Frank Lloyd Wright. Though many of the homes might be styled as mansions, many show signs of neglect, and others of downright disrepair. In many instances, the wooden siding and porches have a rotted, decidedly unappealing look, almost unknown among the brick-siding, concrete approaches in Heritage Hills.

Fondest memory: Before Oklahoma City expanded to its present enormity in square mileage, the downtown neighborhoods were rural enough to distinguish them for country living, but close enough to the cultural and economic heart of the city to feel the pulse of its industry and expansion.

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  • Written Mar 29, 2003
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