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Will Rogers Archway

Summary

Standing over the Will Rogers Turnpike, this iconic archway has been renovated and renamed the Will Rogers Archway. Built in 1957, the archway was originally named "The Glass House" and served as a restaurant (at one stage becoming known as the “World’s Largest McDonald’s”). The renovated plaza stretches across east and westbound lanes of the Will Rogers turnpike in Craig County.

The landmark archway over the turnpike remains, but was completely reconfigured into a bright and open space. The side buildings flanking the arch were removed and reconstructed from the ground up to include more modern facilities, convenience stores, and ancillary spaces. There is also a small gift shop that features a statue of Will Rogers and informational panels recapping Rogers’ life.

The new look includes more glass, providing visitors with an unobstructed view of the highway.
Location:
Vinita, OK
Owner:
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
Architect:
Beck Design
Services:
General Contracting
Excellence in Construction, Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.
Build Oklahoma Award, AGCOK

Project Photos

Timberlake Construction project - Will Rogers Archway
Timberlake Construction project - Will Rogers Archway
Timberlake Construction project - Will Rogers Archway

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