OKC Drug and Prostitution Landmark to be Demolished

Oklahoma City is losing another historical landmark.


Last week, local building watchdog Steve Lackmeyer reported that the Biltmore Hotel – a wretched hive of scum and villainy along Reno and Meridian – is set to be demolished.


At one point in its early history, the hotel was a place to see and be seen for travelers and local elites alike, but as development and tourism money shifted back towards downtown in the 1990s, the hotel – which was once the state's largest – turned into the go-to hot spot for local drug dealers, prostitutes, petty thieves, politicians, gang members, murderers, and rambunctious teens and their older siblings...


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