Artifact of the Week — July 16, 2020

Posted by on July 22, 2020
Horse at parking meter – Batesville ca. 1960’s

Did you know the world’s first parking meter, the Park-o-Meter, was installed in Oklahoma City on July 16, 1935?

In this image, Dr. O. J. T. Johnston and his trusted horse utilize a parking meter on Main St, Batesville, Arkansas ca. 1960s.

The horse is tethered to a parking meter in which Dr. Johnston is depositing a coin in front of the Johnston-Ketz Clinic at 377 Main St.  Under the street number on the door is “Physician and Surgeon.”

Powell Guard Collection #237

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