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Essential Guthrie - Then & Now

Essential Guthrie, OK Then & Now

September 23, 2022

Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods will soon open new homes in Guthrie! 

The Mission Hills neighborhood in historic Guthrie already has Ideal Homes from previous builds, but the company has new land under development nearby and plans to open a new section of homes in early 2023. Mission Hills backs up to a beautiful creek with trees to capture a quiet, peaceful feeling of home.

Ideal owners in Mission Hills will be near historic Guthrie and less than 30 minutes from all areas of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma’s first capital, Guthrie is a charming historical city, with amazing turn-of-the-century architecture. First established in 1887, on April 22, 1889, the Land Run brought tens of thousands of settlers thundering over the prairie on horses, in wagons, and foot. More than 10,000 claims were staked that day in the land next to Cottonwood Creek. 

In 1907, Guthrie became Oklahoma’s state capital, a designation that was not to last. Oklahoma City business leaders soon launched a vigorous campaign to make Oklahoma City the new state capital. A special election was held in 1910 to determine the state’s capital location, with Oklahoma City winning the vote. The state seal and the capital were relocated to Oklahoma City, where it has remained since.

Local civic leaders have worked for more than 30 years to ensure the preservation of Guthrie’s rich architectural legacy. A portion of the downtown district is designated as a national historic landmark, in one of the largest historic districts on the National Register. This designation signifies the national importance of downtown architecture and its rich history.


Mission Hills students will attend Guthrie Public Schools, where your child’s education and safety are top priority. Go, Blue Jays! 

  • Central Elementary
  • Guthrie Junior High
  • Guthrie High School

You can find more information on Guthrie Public Schools at

Here's just a brief snapshot of what the “essential” Guthrie has to offer residents and visitors – in addition to the many activities close by in Oklahoma City.

Things to do in and near Guthrie

More information is available on each listing at


  • Frontier Drugstore Museum
  • Oklahoma Territorial Capital Sports Museum
  • Oklahoma Territorial Museum & Carnegie Library
  • Owens Art Place Museum

Live music & entertainment

  • Events at the Lazy E Arena
  • Frights in the First Capital: Ghoulish Gatherings in Historic Guthrie
  • Red Brick Nights
  • International Bluegrass Festival
  • The Pollard Theatre
  • DoubleStop Music Hall

Outdoor parks and lakes

  • Banner Park

Splash pad, picnic areas, and playground

  • Liberty Lake

Boating, fishing, jet skiing, swimming, horseback riding, bicycle trails, and camping

  • Guthrie Lake

Plenty of great fishing, boating, camping, and swimming

  • Highland Park Disc Golf Course


  • First Capital Trolley, Historic Trolley Tour
  • Guthrie Ghost Walk
  • Guthrie Scottish Rite Masonic Center

Where to grab a bite

  • The Stables Café & Tap Room 223

223 N. Division St.

Great barbecue, along with a plentiful buffet of veggies, salad, and desserts

  • Roma’s Italian Restaurant

112 W. Noble Ave.

Reasonably priced Italian cuisine and pizza, along with sandwiches, appetizers, and seafood 

  • Pollard’s Gourmet Grocery & Gentleman Jerky

102 E. Oklahoma Ave.

Specialty grocery store featuring fresh artisan jerky, along with specialty sandwiches, salads, and desserts

  • Blue Belle Pizza Parlor & Saloon

224 W. Harrison Ave.

Specialty pizzas, wings, and breads.

Along with plenty of other fine restaurants and dining establishments!

Shopping fun in or near Guthrie

Guthrie is home to an eclectic collection of stores carrying homemade crafts, custom boots, fine art and photography, antiques, and specialty gifts. Antique stores are plentiful!


  • Above the Rest (antiques)

108 W. Oklahoma Ave.

  • Country Corner (antiques)

101 W. Oklahoma Ave.

  • Heritage Collection (antiques)

118 W. Oklahoma Ave.

  • Magnolia (antiques)

111 W. Harrison Ave.

  • Recollections Antique Mall (antiques)

124 N. First St.


  • First Capital Games & Collectibles

116 W. Oklahoma Ave.

  • Licorice Man

112 E. Oklahoma Ave.

  • Boutique 206

206 E. Oklahoma Ave.

  • G Gallery & Glass Studio

110 E. Oklahoma Ave.

There’s also plenty of mall shopping within easy driving distance: NorthPark Mall (NW 122nd & May); Quail Springs Mall (W Memorial Rd between May and Penn); and Penn Square Mall (NW Expressway at N Penn).

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