I am very curious about the 'American Rooms'.Does anyone know more about this place?I have below, Pawhuska City Directories for 1925, 1928 and 1938 showing some of the names of those I am related to directly or indirectly.Clara LONG is my grandmother.
Some abbreviations: h=householder r=boarder or roomer lab=laborer
1925 Pawhuska City Directory for Pawhuska, Osage Co., Oklahoma Bighorse Jos (for Joseph) h 537 Revard av Coffey Jack C (Mary L) depy sheriff Ct House r515 E 7th Coffey Mary Mrs agt Constantin Oil Corp h515 E 7th Keefe Jas (Letha) street formn City r 400 W. 11th Johnson R Grady (Ennis) mech r1301 W 8th Judy John W torpedomn rms 3rd fl L-O-R bldg Long John (Clara) formn Osage County r 1210 W 8th American Rooms Mrs Minnie Atkins prop 607 1/2 Ki-he-Kah av ( Other Longs living on Ki-he-kah ave: Dock and Rebecca LONG, J Van and Jessie LONG, Mrs. Leodis LONG and Theo and Loretta LONG. I don't know the relations, names are not familiar to me)
1928 Pawhuska City Directory AtkinsMinnie Mrs. furn rms 607 Ki-He-Kah av h do
1938 Pawhuska City Directory for Pawhuska, Osage Co., Oklahoma Keefe Jim (American Rooms) h same Long Clara (American Rooms) r same Another page, pg 54: American Rooms (Clara Long & Jim Keefe) 601 1/2 Ki-he-kah (bell symbol) 1468 Johnson R Grady (Ennis) mach h 409 E 10th (bell symbol)1528 Holeman, Leonard L.(Nettie L.) 1 lab r American Rms No John A. LONG. (John has gone to Fairfax where his son John Arthur Long Junior lives)
It appears that Clara Long and Jim (James) Keefe help run American Rooms.Good possibility that Clara does the cooking as that is what she was know for, cooking for the bridge and road crews according to her daughter Nettie Lee.