Round barn billboard removed

Posted on: 8:32 am, May 4, 2012, by , updated on: 04:01pm, May 4, 2012


ARCADIA, Okla. — It took just a few hours. The large billboard that stirred so much controversy when it first went up in October of 2010, came down amid applause and support from the historic Arcadia community.

An Oklahoma City attorney and businessman bought the property in 2010.

Fred Mazaheri erected a billboard on the property a month after the purchase.

Immediately, community outcry attracted more attention than the billboard owner had intended.

The Arcadia Historical Society asked Mazaheri to remove the billboard.

He refused and the city filed a lawsuit in Oklahoma County Court in early 2011.

The suit was dismissed, but Marazheri agreed to make a donation to the Historical Society. The Society used the donation to buy the land back.

Friday morning the sign was removed.

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