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Monday, July 29, 2013

Cultural Setting: The Asian District

The Asian Sign at NW 25th and Classen Blvd. marks the turning point to Wesley UMC. The Asian district stretches from NW 23rd north to NW 30th and to UCO on the west and the Paseo Arts District on the east.  The pogoda inspired sign identifying the area as the "Asian District" sits at NW 25 and Classen...just make a turn to the left and you approach Wesley UMC.

The region is populated by a mix of ethnic and cultural groups ranging from Hispanic, African-American, European-Americans and Asians (most from Vietnam and Cambodia).

For more information here and here and here.
For an image of Wesley with the sign seen to the right go here.
See news article here.
A video is here, but no sound.

It is the site of the state's largest Asian grocery store.

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A special "Friends of Wesley" group is made of individuals, organizations, and businesses who wish to support the historic preservation of the century old and historically significant Wesley Methodist Church (Wesley United Methodist Church) founded in 1910.

The inspiring windows dating to 1928 honored people significant to local Oklahoma City history but also to the history of Oklahoma Methodism.

The church founding and development was guided by lay people who were leaders in Oklahoma City development in real estate, banking, business, and education.

It stands as a rare remaining example of Methodist Churches in the English Gothic style and as work by a significant early architectural firm.

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Wesley United Methodist Church
1401 NW 25th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma