Built in 1960, The Bryant Center was a hub for Oklahoma City’s most prominent Black community. After sitting dilapidated for many years, its owner is pushing for the building to be granted historical significance and preserved from demolition.
Once housing a bowling alley, a restaurant and a dining club at its peak, what was formerly known as The Bryant Recreational Center has fallen into a state of disuse since the 1980s.
Over the years, despite the owner’s best efforts, the former entertainment center has been grounds for trash dumping and homeless encampments. Graffiti covers much of the building as well.
The goal is to preserve the building for the benefit of the community. A new roof is needed but the walls are in decent condition.
For more information, contact: Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.