Silver Castle- West Tulsa, OK

The Silver Castle chain was another White-Castle-esque hamburger chain, one of the many that popped up in the ’20s and ’30s. Think White Tower, Little Tavern, Krystal, etc. According to this source, Silver Castle was founded in 1936 and had locations throughout OK and TX.

The interior shot, with its barrel roof, looks very much like factory built diners of the time, and rather unlike the squat castle-shaped building pictured on the restaurant china on the link. Some White Tower locations were built by Valentine, like this one, formerly in NJ. In this era, even Kullman got in on the game, producing a castle-turret styled dinette to cash in on the rising popularity of such establishments. The question is- is this Silver Castle location- shop no. 13- an on site construction with styling influenced by what was coming out of the diner factories of the time? Or did they contract their construction out?
Photobucket

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s