Vintage Parking Meters

Like death and taxes, parking meters seem like the sorts of objects that have always troubled humankind, but the first one didn’t appear on a U.S. street until 1935. That’s when Oklahoma City decided that the depths of the Great Depression would be the perfect time to begin charging its citizens to park downtown. In fact, parking was a real problem for merchants near the corner of First Street and Robinson Avenue, where the first Park-O-Meter...Continue Reading