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What's Oklahoma's oldest structure?

Barracks at Fort Gibson. (Oklahoma Historical Society)
Barracks at Fort Gibson. (Oklahoma Historical Society)

The Oklahoma City Public Schools announced Monday its administration would be leaving its current 95-year-old building as soon as possible. The plan is to have all employees out of the building by June.

By European standards everything in Oklahoma is laughably new. Walk down any street in Paris or London and you're likely to pass buildings 200 or 300 years old, and that's considered on the "new side."

But by American standards, Oklahoma has some pretty old buildings. What's not completely clear is what's the oldest. Some consider it the barracks at Fort Gibson in northeastern Oklahoma. The fort was founded in 1824 and the barracks was built in the 1840's.

The building that houses Edmond Tag Agency and other businesses in downtown Edmond is the oldest currently operating commercial building in Oklahoma County at 124-years old.

Here's a look at some of Oklahoma's most historic homes many of which are quite old.

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Barracks at Fort Gibson. (Oklahoma Historical Society)

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