Main Street Enid really started rolling in 1995 with more projects!
The Streetscape Improvement Project resulted in a wonderful new sidewalk for the 100 block of West Randolph.
Another improvement project was the creation of the Randolph Mid-Block Walkway, located at 214 W Randolph. It was once home to a variety of different businesses including J&J Grocery (1926), Simons Paint Store (1938-1950) and Wilson Mattress Factory (1987-1995).
The City of Enid purchased the building in 1995 and collaborated with Main Street Enid and local architecture firm, Corbin Associates, to create a pedestrian walkway. The award-winning design incorporates part of the original 1920 brick facade with a lighted pedestrian thoroughfare.
These photos show progress on one of four facade improvements in 1995. This is at 117 N Grand, current home to GYM.
Most photos above are courtesy of Lynn Smith Photography.
You are welcome to add a comment, question or what you remember downtown 1995!