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« Reply #210 on: September 15, 2022, 09:18:46 am »

Claud's has been in business since 1954 but their Brookside location didn't happen until 1965 when they bought the Van's Hamburgers location there:


That stretch of Peoria sure has changed since then.

https://goo.gl/maps/qJQ4nbV7MXJbRbN88


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« Reply #211 on: September 15, 2022, 10:00:13 am »

Claud's has been in business since 1954 but their Brookside location didn't happen until 1965 when they bought the Van's Hamburgers location there:



Before that they were on Admiral. I'm not sure when Van's opened on Brookside (they had other locations) but I think it was the mid 1950's (the city claims the building was built in 1955 but they aren't very accurate on older stuff). Shame that Claud's doesn't redo the original Van's sign with neon and such (since it's still there) and ditch that 60's-era (?) sign they have now. I think their current sign should have a lantern on top as signs from that era are prone to.

Bonus - the old Claud's sign before the current one:



Is now at Ron's Hamburgers in Skiatook



Wow, good finds. Thanks
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« Reply #212 on: September 15, 2022, 12:40:05 pm »

That stretch of Peoria sure has changed since then.

https://goo.gl/maps/qJQ4nbV7MXJbRbN88




Indeed - the dirt roads were certainly charming! It's amazing how Brookside in the early 50's was waaaaaay out in the boonies.

Interestingly the building next to Claud's is still there but just has a different canopy around it and the windows on the side seem to be blocked off. The Brown's Auto Service that was there became Brown Volkswagen - the first VW dealership in town. They moved down Brookside a bit to 4212 S Peoria - that building is still there but the 2nd floor has been lopped off. I'll update this post with some pics later today.
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« Reply #213 on: September 15, 2022, 02:28:28 pm »

My grandparents lived in Brookside for 60 years. They moved to 36th St near Utica in the mid 1940s and back then 36th was a dirt road and ended two doors down from their house. They were at the very edge of town.
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« Reply #214 on: September 15, 2022, 04:11:38 pm »

My grandparents lived in Brookside for 60 years. They moved to 36th St near Utica in the mid 1940s and back then 36th was a dirt road and ended two doors down from their house. They were at the very edge of town.

My 1971 Phillips 66 street map of Tulsa (& OKC) only goes as far south as 71st Street plus a tiny bit.


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