Davenport Broadway Avenue Brick Street


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Located on the famous Route 66 "Curve" midway between Okla. City and Tulsa, Davenport is a bustling little town where travelers can still drive on one of the few strips of original Portland cement that was laid for the Mother Road highway. From the "Y" at 7th and Broadway one can drive south on two blocks of cement paving to the brick pavement that was laid with Davenport bricks in 1925-26.

The town's brick-paved Broadway is now on the National Register of Historic Places and is a fun diversion for travelers on the Mother Road. Read the historic marker in front of the post office, denoting that the town started as a stagecoach stop and rural trade center in 1891. There are two large murals on two historic downtown buildings that depict nine scenes reproduced by professional artists from actual photos from the early days.*


Directions:

Broadway Ave, Davenport, Oklahoma off Route 66


35.705628, -96.765073
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National Register of Historic Places
Davenport Broadway Avenue Brick Street (added 2004 - Structure - #04000518)
1-600 Broadway St., Davenport
  • Historic Significance: Event
  • Area of Significance: Transportation
  • Period of Significance: 1925-1949
  • Owner: Local Gov't
  • Historic Function: Transportation
  • Historic Sub-function: Road-Related
  • Current Function: Transportation
  • Current Sub-function: Road-Related
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