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Gallery: A look at what OKC-area homes looked like in the 1960s

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The Parade of Homes Spring Festival would be going on now if not for the coronavirus and continued uncertainty over health safety. It will happen. The pandemic has postponed, not canceled, the parade, which has been the signature event of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association for three quarters of a century.

New dates for the parade will be announced soon. In the meantime, enjoy this look back at parade homes and other show homes of the past: the 1960s. Photos, and original captions, from The Oklahoman collection via the Oklahoma Historical Society's Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org.

Aug. 15, 1967: "THE CARVED EFFECT on the double front doors in the New Products Home, 204 Cedar lane, Moore, give the entry a massive Spanish look." [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]


Aug. 15, 1967: "A FULL-LENGTH VANITY with marble top serves the dressing area off the master bedroom in the parade home at 200 Cedar Lane." [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]


Aug. 15, 1967: "Star of this year's Parade of Homes in Moore is the New Products Home at 204 Cedar Lane." [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]


Aug. 15, 1967: "SPACE AGE STYLING runs throughout the parade home at 208 Cedar Lane." [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]


June 3, 1969: "WHETHER it is built-in desk with book shelves, above, of the simplicity of a beautiful light fixture, below, finishing on the houses to be seen in the Parade of Homes in Oklahoma City creates comment from visiting experts." [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]


June 3, 1969: "The luxury of a wood burning fireplace is just one of the things that helps to turn a house into a home." [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

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Richard Mize

Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked... Read more ›

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