Oklahoma City became the third Branch location for the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. Learn more about Oklahoma City's bid to become a Federal Reserve Bank location here.
The Oklahoma City Branch first opened in the Continental Building at Second Street and Broadway on August 2, 1920.
This is the design rendering of the original Branch building, which still stands today. The new building opened May 1, 1923, and is located at Third Street and Harvey in downtown Oklahoma City.
The third floor of the new Federal Reserve Branch takes shape in 1922.
The completed Oklahoma City Branch Federal Reserve building at Third Street and Harvey.
This is the cover of the program for the cornerstone ceremony at the Oklahoma City Branch building at Third and Harvey.
Bank Governor Willis J. Bailey examining the cornerstone of the new Oklahoma City Branch building at Third and Harvey.
Board Chairman Asa E. Ramsey speaks at the Oklahoma City Branch cornerstone ceremony December 7, 1922.
The Oklahoma City Federal Reserve police guards circa 1924.
August 2, 1920 employees of the Oklahoma City Federal Reserve Bank pose for a photo.
Oklahoma City Branch officers and directors opening day, August 2, 1920.
New transit department employees pose for a photo on opening day at the Oklahoma City Branch August 2, 1920.
September 7, 1923, employees gather at the front of the building at the recently completed Oklahoma City Branch located at Third and Harvey.
Robert L. Owen, appointed as one of Oklahoma's first senators, the Senate author of Federal Reserve Act of 1913. Read more about him, and the formative years of the Federal Reserve Bank System, here.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, photograph by Harris & Ewing, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-123456]
The 1929 employees Oklahoma City Branch baseball team.
Oklahoma City Branch armored car built by National Steel Products. Photo circa 1920s.
Branch Manager C.E. Daniels appears on the cover of The Oklahoma Banker in 1922.
Oklahoma City, Denver, Omaha and Kansas City boards come together on the 50th anniversary of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
The First volume of the O.C. Bee employee newsletter is published on September 11, 1968.
Chad Wilkerson, Oklahoma City branch executive and Richard Ratcliffe, Kansas City Fed board member enjoys the 2008 Oklahoma City Branch holiday reception.
Tom Hoenig, president of the Kansas City Fed and Chad Wilkerson, branch executive visit Crucible Foundry in Norman, Oklahoma where the "Spirits of Commerce and Industry" were cast. Artist Tuck Langland based his sculpture designs from the carved reliefs by artist Henry Hering that are on the original KC Fed building. Today, Commerce and Industry grace the front entrance of the Kansas City Federal Reserve building.
Tom Hoenig, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank president, reflects on his career at the bank during his retirement celebration at the Oklahoma City Branch in 2011.
Branch staff visits Superior Fabrication, Inc. in Elk City, Oklahoma during an Economic Forum in 2016.
George Kaiser, Chairman of BOK Financial Corp., hosts the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Board of Directors and Branch Boards at The Gathering Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2018.
The 2017 Student Board of Directors explore the Oklahoma City Branch Money Museum as they learn about the Federal Reserve Bank.
2019 Student Board of Directors come together for their first session.
Kansas City Fed Bank President Esther George visits the cotton farm of Oklahoma City Board Chair Clint Abernathy in Altus, Oklahoma in 2017.
Chad Wilkerson speaking at the 2019 Tahlequah, Oklahoma Economic Forum.
Kansas City Fed President Esther George and Oklahoma City Branch board member Susan Chapman Plumb meet Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin and Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner of the Cherokee Nation at the Tahlequah, Oklahoma Board Meeting.
Kansas City Fed President Esther George, studies the archives devoted to Senator Robert L. Owen at the Cherokee National Museum and Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 2019.
Kansas City Fed President Esther George and the Oklahoma City Branch Board of Directors learn about how the Cherokee Nation takes care of their members at the newly built Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 2019.
Kansas City Fed President Esther George and the Oklahoma City Branch Board of Directors visit the Robert L Owen monument at the Cherokee National Museum and Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 2019.