Claremore’s Belvidere Mansion

Today my friend and I took an outing to Claremore, Oklahoma to do some thrifting and have lunch at the Pink House in the Belvidere Mansion. The Mansion was built in 1907 by John Melville Bayless for his family. It later became apartments, then fell into disrepair, and was eventually deserted. But thanks to the Rogers County Historical Society (RCHS), it was restored and today visitors can dine in the first floor of the mansion in the Pink House, and explore the second and third floors.

It was a full house today, and as you can see below, the first floor is adorned with intricate tiling, with touches of pink and green in the decorating (however nothing else about the restaurant is pink). After lunch, we explored the second floor at our own pace, where we got to see fully restored bedrooms of the mansion. The third floor is an open, sunny ballroom, which is open for events.

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