There's been a rumor circulating around town that the City is considering purchasing the old Lawtonian Apartments next to the Central Plaza in downtown Lawton. Maybe you've heard this rumor yourself.

I've heard this same rumor for the past several months, maybe even a year or so, prior to the FISTA Innovation Park opening. Despite all the talk so far it hasn't been officially confirmed by the City itself.


Now before anyone gets too excited or upset keep in mind it hasn't been announced, it's just a rumor. However, a lot of well-respected and connected people have somewhat secretly discussed this topic.

They're saying the City would use the property for housing and additional office space for those connected and/or employed with the FISTA Innovation Park. The City of Lawton already owns the mall, maybe it's true.

 The Lawtonian is located 401 S.W. F Avenue next to the Central Plaza in downtown

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The City of Lawton bought the Central Mall back in the fall/winter of 2020. Like now, we heard rumors about it, then it was announced that they purchased the mall for 14.6 million. Then spent millions more remodeling.

So will we be seeing the same thing happen with the Lawtonian? It's been empty since 2015 when it was shut down by the City Fire Marshal due to the elevators not working and the building not being up to fire code.


There's no telling what it would cost to purchase and completely remodel the building to make it livable once again. It's all rumors so far, but if there's any truth to this the City should bring it before the people.

The last thing the citizens of Lawton want is another massive purchase without a say. Or at least most of us anyway. Maybe we'll hear something official soon that will either confirm or deny this rumor once and for all.

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Take a quick virtual tour of this massive 1.5-million-dollar mansion in Lawton, OK. It's one of the largest, most luxurious, and most expensive homes on the market right now. It's truly a one-of-a-kind property that boasts 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 5,900 square feet on 2 acres. It's located at 350 North West Hillary Road in Lawton, OK. and for $1,500,000 it could all be yours! This impressive home is one of the most epic estates on It's currently listed by Barry Ezerski of RE/MAX Professionals. Scroll through the photo gallery below and take a peek inside this 1.5-million-dollar mansion for sale in Lawton, Oklahoma.

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Do you ever get that bummer feeling when you're craving a meal that just isn't available anymore? Or better yet, not necessarily the food as much as the people and ambiance you grew up with? Hundreds of restaurants have come and gone in Lawton, Oklahoma, but here's a quick list of eateries we all wish were still around.

Take a virtual tour of the top 5 most luxurious & expensive Airbnb rentals in and around Lawton, Fort Sill

If you're looking for a place to stay for your next staycation. Or maybe you're considering coming to the Lawton, Fort Sill for vacation, military graduation, business, reunion, or family get-together you'll definitely want to check out these incredible Airbnbs. You could make your accommodations a part of the experience itself! Even if you're in town on business instead of pleasure staying at any of these homes would be a welcomed break from the same old, same old. These are some of the most luxurious and expensive Airbnbs in and around Lawton, Fort Sill. Some are in town others are in the mountains, Medicine Park, and Elgin, OK.

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Where to Find the many murals by Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT in Lawton, Fort Sill.

If you've driven around town you've probably seen all the murals we have in Lawton, Fort Sill. If you take the time to look you'll notice that they're everywhere. We're lucky to have so many talented artists that share their work with us regularly by painting murals. One name you've probably heard before is Justin Hackney and Spreading PAINT. His work of masterful murals can be found all over town. He's done some of the very best and has painted everything from rock stars to celebrities and everything in between. He has a style all his own and has painted murals in full color, vivid transposed negative style, and in black and white. Be on the lookout for his latest mural masterpiece he's going to keep painting them so long as people want them and there's wall space. Looking forward to seeing his next one! Check out the gallery below of Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT murals and where to find them. We'll continue to add to the gallery as he paints them.

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