Runnymede - Community Building

Downtown Alva
Alva, OK 73717

The Runnymede is located in Alva, Oklahoma, and functions as a community meeting place, a place to hold parties, 
weddings, banquets, club meetings, and many other functions. The Runnymede has a very colorful past. it was built in 1889 in the English Colony of Runnymede. When the colony failed, the hotel was moved from Kansas to Alva, Oklahoma in 1893, just days after the land run that opened up much of northern Oklahoma. The Community of Runnymede, Kansas doesn't exist anymore, but has an interesting history. After The Runnymede was moved from Kansas to Oklahoma it passed through several hands and had many different names. In 1998, a committee was formed, and with help from the Nescatunga Arts Council and the Bill Johnson Correctional Facility, plus many volunteers, the Runnymede was completely renovated and now appears much as it did when it was moved to Oklahoma.

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