History of Smith Home Furnishings
Our Story: A Ponca City furniture store that keeps growing for you!
Smith Home Furnishings in Ponca City, Oklahoma has a long evolving history that dates back to 1921. At that time, the Smith’s Uncle Jim and Aunt Clara Tribble established a mattress factory in their garage.
The Tribble family made old cotton mattresses by hand and expanded into upholstering furniture, a skill learned through practice and experience.
The business developed primarily as a mattress manufacturer, then added furniture after moving to a building the Tribbles owned at 847 N. Union. The name of the company was “Ponca City Mattress Company.”
Robert Smith and his wife, Mildred, purchased Ponca City Mattress Company and renamed it “Smith Home Furnishings.” Their two sons, Larry and Roger, joined their parents in this endeavor and later their daughter Karen moved back home to join the family business. The success of the business continued to enlarge and grow to the point that more space was needed.
Ponca City Mattress Company purchased “Grand Galleria” located in downtown Ponca City at 417 E. Grand, the site of the former historic “Montgomery Wards” building built by Conoco’s Oil Baron E. W. Marland and the famous architect John Duncan Forsyth.
An additional building right next door, also built by Marland and architect John Forsythe in an art deco style, was purchased by the Smiths in 1994 from the Jay G. Paris family, who for many years had used the building for a large furniture store.
Together, the two buildings provided over 22,000 sq. ft. of wonderful old charm and architecture for displaying the many furniture lines and accessories that were sold by Smith Home Furnishings.
Smith Home Furnishings continued to grow and its needs changed to the point that a new location on the north side of town was desired.
A great opportunity opened for Smiths when a location on 14th Street in Ponca City, once occupied by a large auto dealership, became available. As the busiest street in Kay County, the 14th Street site was an answered prayer to the needs for Smith’s growing business and method of operation.
As of November 4, 2004, Smiths began operating at 2500 N. 14th St. in Ponca City, OK.
We are so thankful first to God and to our community that has supported us for so many years and we love doing business in such a wonderful town as Ponca City.
You’ll find our “team” works very hard each day to earn your business. Many customers tell us they appreciate the beautiful furniture showroom with great values on furniture, mattresses and accessories they can afford and enjoy in their homes for years to come.
We are committed to being the best furniture store in Northern Oklahoma and Southern Kansas with customer satisfaction being our number one priority!
And while we look back at our history with pride, we'll always change with the times, remodeling and changing merchandise to improve your shopping experience and keep pace with current trends and lifestyles.
Smith Home Furnishings is open every day except for Sunday. We believe Sunday is a day for faith and family for our employees.
We hope you will give us an opportunity to serve you in the future!