Historic Map - Bartlesville, OK - 1917

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View of Bartlesville, Washington County, O.K., 1917 / drawn & published by Fowler & Kelly.

This bird’s-eye view print of Bartlesville, Oklahoma was drawn by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler and published by Fowler & Kelly in 1917. Bartlesville’s beginnings as a quiet farming community, changed drastically in 1897, when the first commercial oil-well in Oklahoma was discovered there.

The well, known as Nellie Johnstone No. 1, attracted many speculators to the area, which enabled the region to become a major producer of crude oil, and Bartlesville to become a major transportation center for the valuable fuel.

Large investments in the area were carried out in the financial institutions of Bartlesville. Phillips Petroleum Company was founded in Bartlesville at the time of this map’s publishing by brothers Frank and L. E. Phillips. The firm, known for its Phillips 66 gasoline, employed 27 at the time. Phillips became ConocoPhillips in 2002.

Bartlesville was also an active junction point for the Santa Fe, and the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroads.

The map includes labeled streets, buildings, railroad route and vicinity.

Features references to the following locations:

American Lumber Co.
Auto-Welding & Machine Co.
Alexander, Ernest.
Bartlesville Water Co.
Bartlesville Laundry.
Bartlesville National Bank.
Bartlesville Pharmacy.
Bradfield, S. J., M. D.
Campbell & Kirkpatrick, Real Estate.
Chamber of Commerce, H. A. Lane, Secretary.
Crescent Planing Mill.
Crystal Ice and Cold Storage.
Carleton, E., 1305 E. 14th St.
Crites, W. J., Garage.
Canniff, F. G., Grocer.
City of Bartlesville.
Digney, Albert, Livery.
Detrick, E. O., Attorney at Law.
England, T. H., Bookkeeper, Smeltermen’s Association.
Eastburn, Chas., Bakery.
Fishback, Edwin, Plumbing Contractor.
Finley, T. M., Electric Co.
First National Bank.
Goorean, J. P., Leather Goods.
Hotel Maire.
Hanson, E. G., Manager Smeltermen’s Association.
Hickey, J. E., Justice of the Peace.
Indian Territory Illuminating Co.
Kid & Dwelle, Lumber.
Keeler, Geo. B., Oil Investments.
Leidecker Tool Co.
Merritt, W. H., Mgr. Inter. St. Ry.
Mullen, Jay H., Real Estate.
McDaniels, Fred, Postmaster.
Meyers, A. E., Florist.
Nickoley, E. L., Electric Shoe Repairing.
Nichols, Geo., Clerk.
Nye, E. E., Mechanician.
Overlees, J. L., Real Estate.
Oakland Garage.
Osage Foundry & Machine Co.
Oil Well Supply Co.
O. K. Laundry.
Pennell, Chas., Attorney at Law.
Pryser, G. W., Electric Shoe Repairing.
Priestly, W. B., Gas & Oil Investments.
Pioneer Tel. and Tel. Co.
Qua Paw Gas Co.
Quality Model Laundry.
Raub, F. C., Cashier Bartlesville State Bank.
Southern Abstract Co.
S. S. Kress & Co.
Stock, Mr., Mgr. National Zinc Co.
Stich, W. R., Secretary Y. M. C. A.
Superior Cleaners and Hatters.
Schonaerts, A. P., House Moving.
Southwester Pattern Co.
Thompson, S. C., Broom Mfr.
Union National Bank.
Union Sheet Metal Co.
Union Machine Co.
Vantine, C. C., Sheet Metals.
Walsh, P. A., Boiler Mfr.
Woolcott Mercantile Co.
Woodring, G. F., M. D.
Yozel, H. E., M. D.


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