Jeff Archer, first Main Street merchant, early in 1882. Archer's store was located on the east side of Main Street south of the Frisco right of way. In October 1894, a drunk shot into a keg of powder in the store, blowing up store and killing himself and Archer.
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Preservation and archiving of this significant Tulsa treasure of photographs and artifacts was made possible through the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society, and the generosity of Tulsa World/Lorton Family, Chester Cadieux, the Rotary Club of Tulsa, and many other community-minded corporations, institutions and individuals.