Colcord Airdome

15 N. Robinson Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 12:11 am

Colcord Airdome Theatre lobby can be seen 14 floors up
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raybradley
raybradley on March 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm

The Colcord Airdome sat atop Colcord Building, the Warner Theatre was to the left, and the Cooper Cinerama was behind the Colcord Bldg.

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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm

This photo shows that the Colcord Airdrome lobby still stands atop the old Colcord Bldg,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/557

krcrook
krcrook on February 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Interesting, I had never heard about this theater until now, and I thought I knew a lot about OKC highrises. Learn something new every day… Another bit of trivia about the Colcord is that its odd “L” shape is because it was designed to have a second wing to the west. Obviously, this was never built. I think the 23 floors reference may be because the building had the structural strength to add more floors. I am not sure if they were ever planned, though.

Rodney
Rodney on September 10, 2007 at 4:02 pm

To see W.A. Wells non-theatre designs, on site just above this post type in word “architectural” or ‘drawing’, then search.

seymourcox
seymourcox on September 9, 2007 at 3:14 pm

Fine architectural detail can be viewed on this site, type in word ‘colcord,
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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 22, 2007 at 9:32 am

Don’t know where Royce came up with that “twenty-three-story” number, but in this this vintage postcard view can be seen the Colcord Airdome atop the thirteen-story white structure. Left of the Colcord can be seen the Overholser Opera House, and photo center can be seen the Folly Theatre with its stud lighted, arched entryway.
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Come 1920 the Rialto Theatre would be built this side of the Baum Bldg.

seymourcox
seymourcox on March 27, 2007 at 6:25 am

Architect William A. Wells also designed the Lyric Theatre, Robinson & First, Okla. City.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 26, 2007 at 9:27 am

The address for the Colcord building is 15 N Robinson Avenue.

The Colcord building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Colcord Building ** (added 1976 – Building – #76001571)
Robinson and Sheridan, Oklahoma City
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Wells,William A.
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Function: Commerce/Trade