Crowe & Dunlevy, along with Braniff Airways Foundation and Oklahoma Historical Society, is hosting a historical tour of the Braniff Building, 324 N. Robinson Ave., in downtown Oklahoma City at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, along with a special Braniff Trail historical plaque dedication ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
Mike S. Braniff, grandson of Braniff Airways co-founder Paul Revere Braniff and son of John Paul Braniff, Sr., will be providing remarks, as well as Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society. Braniff Airways retirees, former employees and enthusiasts will be in attendance from around the country.
The historic Braniff Building was the first headquarters of Braniff Airways, an independent airline operator with routes primarily in the midwestern and southwestern United States, Hawaii, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Far East. The first skyscraper in Oklahoma City, the Braniff Building was designed by architect Solomon Andrew Layton, who is responsible for many famed Oklahoma City buildings, including the State Capitol and Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Crowe & Dunlevy is the primary occupant of the Braniff Building, who served as one of Braniff Airways’ earliest legal counsels.
The free event and tour are open to the public but registration is required. For more information or to register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/braniff-building-okc-tour-registration-32207194586 or call Braniff Airways Foundation at 214-702-6848.
Who: Crowe & Dunlevy, Braniff Airways Foundation, Oklahoma Historical Society, and Preservation Dallas
What: Historical tour of the Braniff Building with plaque dedication ceremony
When: Saturday, April 8 – 10 a.m.: Braniff Building tour; 11:30 a.m.: Braniff Trail historical plaque dedication ceremony
Where: Braniff Building 324 N. Robinson Ave.