108 Dewey has always been one of the hidden gems of Poteau’s Historic Downtown. In the early 1900s, it was a simple downtown storefront. Eventually, it received some notoriety when the bank next door was robbed by the infamous Clyde Barrow, an interesting part of the building’s history and Poteau’s history as a whole.
JAN 2016 | DECONSTRUCTING 108 DEWEY
Upon purchase in 2015, a full review of the building was performed and we began to strategize how we would go about restoring this historic gem. In January 2016, we hired Country Home Enterprises to be our partner in polishing up our girl. Their first order of business was to demo the walls, dropped ceilings and old duct work. In our search for masons that specialized in old brick building restoration, we came across Mid-Continental Restoration. We entrusted them to give 108 Dewey the love and support she needed to remain for another 100+ years. We are proud of the hard work and effort that went into making 108 Dewey what it is today.