Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Shannon Miller, Olympic Gymnasts to Compete at Myriad

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Shannon Miller, Olympic Gymnasts to Compete at Myriad

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The annual Heritage Hills Historic Homes Tour this past weekend drew big crowds to that neighborhood, and with good reason. Five of the homes on the tour were opened to the public for the first time. The other two houses were the Overholser Mansion and the Oklahoma Heritage Center, both now museums and certainly worth seeing any time of the year.

The house at 1415 N. Hudson Ave., owned by Dr. and Mrs. John Harvey, is just magnificent. Several years back, it was a Decorators' Show House home but it was so crowded with furniture and knickacks that the beauty of the home was hidden. Now it is just glorious _ and spacious looking.

Streeter Flynn Jr., who still is in the process of restoring his family home, Kalorama III, at 439 NW 16th St., has done a wonderful job. Family heirlooms blend with his personal mementoes for a lovely home. The first and second Kalorama houses were built by his maternal greatandfather and his grandfather in Washington, D.C. The name means beautiful view.

The third house on the tour which stands out is that of former state attorney general and now Oklahoma City University Law School Dean Robert Henry. The red brick home at 322 NW 15th St. is filled with interesting, humorous andor historical mementoes of his political career and his political idols or mentors, ranging from Will Rogers to former Gov. Bill Murray. Political cartoons, photographs of famous personalities and framed posters fill walls of a stairway to the second floor. The furnishings are appropriate to the house, built in 1916, but the kitchen is strictly gourmet. One could tell from looking at the pots and pans and the range that he's a super cook. (Now, if I can just wrangle a dinner invitation.)

The weather was perfect and, in honor of the tour, all the neighborhood had decorated for the season with pumpkins, bales of hay, scarecrows, leaves and shocks of corn. It was delightful. . . Still on the topic of celebs, guest speaker at The Journal Record's Corporate Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon Oct. …

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