Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 22, 2008
Former Gas Company Building
Some History For the Former
Ruth Fuel Co. Collinsville Office
At 10th & Broadway
Will Soon Be Church Of Christ Parking

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Repeated from March 12th coverage
Church of Christ Expansion Plans
Ted, Just wanted to give you an update on our church building plans. In the next few days, a demolition contractor will demolish the old "gas office" building located at 1002 West Broadway and the old house at 921 West Oak street. Temporary parking lots will be constructed on both of these sites initially. Architects will complete a "Master Plan" by the end of the year, with construction beginning in the spring of 2010.

Thanks, Don Witton
I'll have a bit more history for the former Ruth Fuel Gas Co. office at 10th & Broadway as this activity progresses. -- Ted
Vacant house at 921 W. Oak (across the street from the former ECC building which the church purchased from the school system).
This pile of rubble was all that remained of the former Ruth Fuel Gas Co. office building Thursday March 20, 2008.
Ruth Fuel Company manager E.F. Patton (left) was showing Mrs. Owen Smith a gas appliance at the open house at the new building at 10th & Main in Collinsville.
An old house on Oak Street just east of 10th Street was also demolished March 20 for the planned Church of Christ expansion and parking project.
A key move in the church's plan was the purchase of the former Early Childhool Center at 10th & Oak (which had originally been another church).
Collinsville's natural gas franchise is currently held by Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG). A bit more gas franchise history is contained in a 2005 story. --Ted Wright 3/22/2008