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When the Colcord Building was completed in 1910, at 12 stories, it was the first skyscraper in Oklahoma City. Constructed by Charles Francis Colcord, he selected William A. Wells as the architect for this building. Wells was a protégé of Louis Sullivan, a founder of the Chicago School style of architecture. Sullivan was also the designer of the molds for the decorative terra cotta, which adorns the first, second, and twelfth floors of the Colcord Building.
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For over 100 years, the historic Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK has been synonymous with elegance and innovation hosting oil barons, dignitaries, political leaders and Presidents. The new Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City hotel opened in 2007 after a multi-million dollar renovation project to restore the original grandeur that made the Skirvin Hotel an Oklahoma City landmark.