622 North Broadway
Readily found a parking spot in front of the famous Hale Photo Bldg. One of OKC's earliest commercial photographers founded the business in 1913. George C. Hale passed the love of photography to his son who expanded and grew the legacy to this location. George T. Hale Photo was the place to go for your photo needs.Cameras, film, dark room supplies and equipment, film developing, photo shoots, expert advice and whatever else the novice or professional needed to capture their photos! Full service store!
The front door was locked . Cupping my hands around my eyes peering thru the window, I was shocked to see the roof had caved and was laying on the floor! Found out that George T. passed in 1983. I suppose his wife and son were not into photography because the bldg. has been declared a derelict structure by OKC! The son says he wants to save the bldg. The City has given him a short time to present a plan. We all know what happens to derelict buildings!
Continuing the walk North, crossing to the 700 block, we passed by this colorful store front. Thought they did a nice job presenting their wares and location. Purple for the wine along with a corkscrew for opening!
After the downer Hale Photo story it was sure nice to run into this new Studio and Gallery. I'm proud to say that Photography is still alive and well on Broadway!