Art Deco Tours

Tulsa Downtown Walking Tour
Zig Zag, PWA & Streamline Driving Tour
Bruce Goff Driving Tour
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Driving Tour
Bartlesville Driving Tour

Tulsa Downtown Walking Tour

From Downtown Doubletree Hotel – 616 W. 7th, 1981 by Day,Yadon & Raglan; take the Pedestrian Bridge (Murray Jones Murray) to the Civic Center Plaza or park in Civic Center Parkcade.

  1. Civic Center Parkcade, 3rd east of Houston, by MJM.
  2. Convention Center, 6th and Houston, 1964 by Edward Durrell Stone architect, with Murray Jones Murray, 1984 addition by Murray Jones Murray.
  3. Tulsa Civic Center, 4th and Denver, 1955 by Architectural League of Tulsa (predecessor to the Eastern OK Chapter AIA), director & principal designer Robert Lawton Jones, FAIA.
  4. City Hall, Commission Chamber, Police Facility & Mall, 5th and Denver, 1967 by Murray Jones Murray; Coleman, Erwin, Johnson, Whiteside, & Chadsey. “Amnity” sculpture by Roy Gussow.
  5. Central Library, 4th and Denver, 1965 by Charles Ward, AIA & Joseph R. Koberling, AIA, a joint venture, by Knoll Planning Group.
  6. County Courthouse, 5th and Denver, 1953 by Black and West; see the Time Capsule & Eagle Sculpture.
  7. *Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (MTTA), Downtown Transfer Center, 4th and Denver, 1999 by HTB, Inc.
  8. *Mayo Motor Inn, 416 S. Cheyenne, 1950 by Leon B. Senter.
  9. Continue east on the Fifth Street Mall, 1968 by HTB, Inc. with Lawrence Halprin, consultant.
  10. ONEOK Building, between 5th and 6th on Boulder – SW corner, 1975 by Welton Beckett, architect, 1983 modifications by HKS; Plaza by Sasaki, Walker Associates.
  11. Mayo Hotel, 5th and Boulder NE corner, 1925 by George Winkler.
  12. *Gillette-Tyrrell (Pythian Building), 5th Between Boulder and Main, 1930 by Edward Saunders, TOUR LOBBY.
  13. Mayo Building, 5th and Main, 1910-17 by Charles A. MacDonald.
  14. State Federal Savings & Loan (Arvest State Bank Building), 5th and Main, 1981 by Van Fossen & Brose.
  15. Bartlett Square and Main Mall, 5th and Main, 1978 by HTB, Inc. with Lawrence Halprin, consultant.
  16. PSO (Transok Pipeline), 600 S. Main, 1929 by Joseph R. Koberling, designer Arthur Atkinson, architect.
  17. Bank One Building, 5th and Boston, (1st National Bank), 1948; original building by Carson and Lundeen, Chicago; Tower, 1974 by Murray Jones Murray; 1996 renovation by Braselton and Associates, and Loebl Schlossman and Hackel, 2nd floor southwest corner mural “The Run Of Oklahoma,” 1951 by Fred Conway; 1958 fountain Sculpture Harry Bertoia, INTERIOR TOUR.return to 5th and Main
  18. McFarlin Building, NE corner of 5th and Main, 1918 by Barnett Hynes & Barnett.
  19. Sinclair Building, SE corner of 5th of Main, 1919.
  20. Vandever Building 5th between Main and Boston south side, 1924 by Frank Olston.
  21. Thompson Building, 20 E. 5th (5th and Boston), 1921 by Frank Olston of Atkinson and Olston.
  22. * Day Building (Nelson’s), 514 S. Boston, 1926 by Bruce Goff.
  23. *Philcade, 511 S. Boston, 1932 by Leon B. Senter.
  24. * Tulsa Building, 115 E. 5th, (now vacant), 1925 by Rush, Endacott and Rush with Bruce Goff.
  25. Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S. Cincinnati, 1925 by Bertram Goodhue, AIA, associated with George Winkler, AIA.
  26. *Service Pipeline Building (ARCO Building), – 520 S. Cincinnati, 1949 by Leon B. Senter.
  27. *Southwestern Bell Main Dial Building, 424 S. Detroit, 1924 and 1930 by I.R. Tisslen.
  28. Central High School, 212 E. 6th between Cincinnati and Detroit, 1918, 1924; PSO retrofit 1976 by Coleman, Ervin & Associates. return to 5th and Boston
  29. Philtower, 427 S. Boston, 1927 by Edward Buehler Delk with Keene and Simpson (Gothic Style), TOUR LOBBY.
  30. Atlas Life Building, 415 S. Boston, 1922 by Arthur Rush.
  31. Cosden (Mid-Continent) Building, 401 S. Boston, 1918; original 16-story building designed by Hoyt, Price and Barnes, Chicago; 1984 renovation and 36 story tower by HTB, Inc. (enter the lobby from the north); stained glass by Cissy McCaa.
  32. Tulsa Municipal Building, 4th and Cincinnati, 1917-1919 by Arthur E.A. Rush; 1972 renovation by Coleman Ervin. TOUR LOBBY, view mural.
  33. *Kennedy/Galais Building, 321 S. Boston, 1916 by Ralph M. Black; renovation by The Urban Design Group.
  34. *320 South Boston (NBT Building), 320 S. Boston, 1918.
  35. Williams Center master plan, 2nd to 3rd between Boulder and Boston, 1976 BOK Tower and Theatre by Minuru Yamasaki, 1976, hotel by Niehaus & Taylor; 1976 Forum by 3D1, 2000 renovation by Page, Zebrowski; 2000 High Rise addition by Gio Obata of HOK.

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Zig Zag, PWA & Streamline Driving Tour

  1. *Will Rogers High School, 3909 E. 5th Place, 1938 by Arthur M. Atkinson, Leon Senter and Joseph R. Koberling.
  2. *11th Street/old Route 66 / Metro Diner. 3001 E. 11th
  3. *Fairgrounds Pavilion, 15th between Harvard and Yale, 1932 by L.I. Shumway.
  4. *Guaranty Laundry (Page Van Lines), 2036 E. 11th, designed by Bruce Goff for Rush, Endacott and Rush.
  5. *Milady’s Cleaners (la Maison), 1736 East 11th, circa 1930.
  6. *Tulsa Monument Company, 1735 E. 11th, 1936 by Harry H. Mahler.
  7. *Adah Robinson Studio, 1119 S. Owasso, 1923 by Bruce Goff .
  8. *Tulsa Fire Alarm Building, 1010 E. 8th, 1931 by Leon B. Senter.
  9. *Day and Night Cleaners, 1012 S. Elgin Ave., 1946 by William H. Wolaver.
  10. *Warehouse Market, 925 S. Elgin, 1929 by B. Gaylord Noftsger, renovated 1990.
  11. Central High School, 212 E. 6th between Detroit and Cincinnati, 1918, 1924; PSO retrofit 1976 by Coleman, Ervin & Associates.
  12. Southwestern Bell Main Dial Building, 424 S. Detroit, 1924 and 1930 by I.R. Tisslen. —Return to 7th and Boston and head north.
  13. *Oklahoma Natural Gas, 624 S. Boston, 1928 by Arthur M. Atkinson and Frederick V. Kershner.
  14. *Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, 616 S. Boston, designed by Joseph R. Koberling; Mural by Lawrence Tenney Stephens.
  15. *Day Building (Nelson’s Buffeteria), 512 S. Boston, 1926 designed by Bruce Goff for Rush, Endacott and Rush.
  16. *Philcade (Standard/Amoco), 511 S. Boston, 1930 by Leon B. Senter; 1996 addition by HTB, Inc.
  17. Philtower, 427 S. Boston, 1927 by Edward Buehler Delk with Keene and Simpson (Gothic Style).
  18. Atlas Life Building, 415 S. Boston, 1922 by Arthur Rush.
  19. Cosden (Mid-Continent) Building, 401 S. Boston, 1918; original 16-story building designed by Hoyt, Price and Barnes, Chicago; 1984 renovation and 36 story tower by HTB, Inc.; stained glass by Cissy McCaa, TOUR LOBBY.
  20. Kennedy/Galais Building, 321 S. Boston, 1916 by Ralph M. Black; renovation by The Urban Design Group.
  21. South Boston Building (NBT), 320 S. Boston, 1918.
  22. Williams Center; 2nd and 3rd between Main and Cincinnati, 1976 BOK Tower and Performing Arts Center by Minuru Yamasaki; 1976, hotel and Forum by Niehaus & Taylor; 2000 renovation by Page, Zebrowski; 2001 addition by Gio Obata, HOK. –turn right on 3rd (east) , turn right on Cincinnati (south)
  23. Tulsa Municipal Building, 4th and Cincinnati, 1917-1919 by Arthur E.A. Rush; 1972 renovation by Coleman Ervin.
  24. *Tulsa Building (Tulsa Club) (now vacant), 115 E. 5th between Boston and Cincinnati, 1927 by Bruce Goff for Rush, Endacott and Rush.
  25. Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S. Cincinnati, 1925 by Bertram Goodhue, AIA, associated with George Winkler, AIA.
  26. *Service Pipeline Building (ARCO Building), – 520 S. Cincinnati, 1949 by Leon B. Senter.
  27. Central High School, 212 E. 6th (6th & Cincinnati), 1918, 1924; PSO retrofit 1976 by Coleman, Ervin & Associates.–turn right on 6th Street (west), go 2 blks, turn left on Main (south)
  28. *PSO (Transok Pipeline), 600 S. Main, 1929 by Joseph R. Koberling, designer Arthur Atkinson, architect.continue south on Main to 11th, turn right to Boulder
  29. First Methodist Church, 1115 S. Boulder, 1926 by Charles Bolton & Son (Donald McCormick, AIA, in charge).
  30. First Church of Christ Scientists, 924 S. Boulder, 1923 by Courtland Butler; Interior by Adah Robinson.
  31. First Christian Church – 913 S. Boulder
  32. Holy Family Cathedral, 820 S. Boulder, 1914 by Curtin, Winkler & McDonald, 1970 renovation by MJM; 1976 remodeling by Olsen Coffey.
  33. Bank of America Building (1st National Bank), 515 S. Boulder, 1948 by Carson and Lundeen; Tower, 1974 by MJM; 1996 renovation by Braselton and Associates, and Loebl Schlossman and Hackel.
  34. Mayo Hotel, NE corner of 5th and Cheyenne, 1924 by George Winkler.
  35. *Gillette Tyrell (Pythian), NE corner 5th and Boulder, 1930 by Edward W. Saunders.
  36. Beacon Building, 406 S. Boulder, 1923.
  37. *Skelly Oil Building Addition, 23 W. 4th, 1928; 3-story addition by Bruce Goff for Rush, Endacott and Rush.
  38. Main Mall, Main between 3rd and 5th (can drive thru on 4th), 1978 by HTB, Inc., Lawrence Halprin, consultant, 2001 renovation by HOK, Columbia.
  39. Newspaper Printing Corporation, 315 S. Boulder, 1947 by John Cushing; 1999 addition 320.–left on 3rd (west), left on Cheyenne (south)
  40. *Mayo Motor Inn, 416 S. Cheyenne, 1950 by Leon B. Senter.–right on 7th (west)
  41. Occidental Building, 110 W. 7th, 1965 by Stevens & Wilkinson.–right on Denver (north)
  42. Tulsa Civic Center, 4th and Denver, 1955 by an AIA Consortium, directed by Robert Lawton Jones, FAIA.
  43. Tulsa State Office Complex, 4th and Denver, 1974 by HTB, Inc.–continue 5 blks north, right on Brady (east)
  44. Brady Theater – 105 W. Brady–continue east to Boston
  45. Tulsa Union Depot, 3 S. Boston, 1931 by R.C. Stevens, 1983 renovation by The Urban Design Group.

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Bruce Goff Driving Tour

  1. *Riverside Studio (Spotlight Theatre), 1381 Riverside Drive, 1929 designed by Bruce Goff for Rush, Endacott and Rush.
  2. *Skelly Oil Building Addition, 23 W. 4th, 1928; three story addition by Bruce Goff, Rush, Endacott and Rush.
  3. *Day Building (Nelson’s Buffeteria), 512 S. Boston, designed by Bruce Goff for Rush, Endacott and Rush.
  4. *Tulsa Building (Tulsa Club), 115 East 5th, 1927 designed by Bruce Goff, Rush, Endacott and Rush.
  5. *Adah Robinson Studio, 1119 S. Owasso, 1923 by Bruce Goff, INTERIOR TOUR.
  6. *Guaranty Laundry (Page Warehouse), 2036 E. 11th, (1928) designed by Bruce Goff, Rush, Endacott and Rush.
  7. George Way House, 31st & Peoria, NE corner behind fence. 1922 by Bruce Goff (his earliest surviving residential design).
  8. All American House, Troost near Utica Square, 1925 by Bruce Goff.
  9. *Christ The King Parish Church, 1530S. Rockford, 1926 by Byrne and Ryan (Francis Barry Byrne, designer); Alphonsolanelli in charge of art; side alters and possibly some furnishings by Bruce Goff; 1967 interior remodeling by MJM; 1989 Renovation by Wozencraft, Mowry and Associates.
  10. *Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 s. Boston, 1929 by Adah Robinson with Bruce Goff; 1960′s Additions and Renovations McCune & McCune; 2000 Education Building Addition by Olson Coffey (A U.S. National Landmark)

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed

  1. *Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (MTTA), Downtown Transfer Center, 4th and Denver, 1999 by HTB, Inc..
  2. *Phoenix Cleaners, 125 E. 18th, 1947.
  3. *S&J Seafood/Café Oyster Bar, 3629 S. Peoria
  4. *Former S&J Oyster Bar 3301 S. Peoria, cir. 1930′s; 1945 renovation by Joseph R. Koberling
  5. *J.B. McGay Residence, 1551 S. Yorktown Place, 1936 by Joseph Koberling.
  6. *William D. Whenthoff Residence, 1142 S. College, 1935 by Joseph R. Koberling.
  7. *Arnold Ungerman Residence, 1718 E. 37th, 1941 by Leo Clark.
  8. *Bunter N. Fleeger Residence, 2424 E. 29th, 1937 by Frederick Vance Kershner.
  9. *John Duncan Forsyth Residence, 2827 S. Birmingham Pl., 1937 by John Duncan Forsyth, Robert E. West.
  10. *Howard J. Sherman Residence (Eli Modrak, owner), 7228 S. Evanston, 1937.
  11. *Jesse D. Davis Residence, 3231 S. Utica, 1936 by Francis Davis (first totally electrified house in Tulsa).
  12. *Westhope, 3704 S. Birmingham, 1929 by Frank Lloyd Wright (Barbara Tyson, owner), INTERIOR TOUR, if available.
  13. *Oral Roberts University, 81st and Lewis, 1963 Master Plan & Phase 1 by Stanfield, Imel & Walton; 1965 by Frank Wallace, WALKING TOUR.
  14. *Myers-Duren Harley Davidson, 4848 S. Peoria, 1999.
  15. *Brookside District – Peoria 31st to I44
  16. *KVOO Radio Station (NBC-TV Channel 2), 3701 S. Peoria, 1946 by Joseph R. Koberling.
  17. *City Veterinary Hospital, 3550 S. Peoria, 1942 by Joseph R. Koberling.
  18. *Brook Theatre, 3401 S. Peoria, 1949, designed by William Henry Cameron, 1990′s renovation by Fritz, Baily.
  19. Swan Lake 17th and Utica
  20. Joseph Koberling Residence 1543 Swan Drive
  21. Tulsa Historical Society Building & MuseumTravis Mansion, 2445 S. Peoria, 1925; 2001 addition by Fritz, Baily.
  22. Tulsa Garden Center (Travis/Snedden House), 2435 S. Peoria, 1925.
  23. Woodward Park: 21st and Peoria, “The Great Spirit,” Indian sculpture, by Cyrus Erwin Dakin.
  24. Shakespeare Monument 21st & Woodward, Woodward Park, Adah Robinson, Eugene Shonnard, sculptor
  25. 2300 Riverside Residence, 2300Riverside Drive by Harrell & Hamilton.
  26. U.S. Jaycee World Headquarters Building, 4 West 21st, 1948 by Hideo Sasakietal (Donald Honn, AIA associated); 1963 renovation and addition by HTB, Inc.
  27. *Holland Hall (Boulder Park Building), 1920′s 2001 renovation by Lannie McIntosh, AIA .
  28. Boulder Park.18th and Boulder

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Bartlesville Tour – Home of Phillips 66 Oil Company

Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road, 1920s; remodeling and additions by Joseph R. Koberling; 1985 Master Plan, renovations and additions by Murray Jones Murray; 1997 Skyline Room by HTB, Inc.

  1. *Redeemer Lutheran Church Education Building, 1959 by Bruce Goff; Mosaic Mural by Herb Green & others, INTERIOR TOUR.
  2. *Motsenbocker House (Wesleyan University, owner), 1957 and 1963 by Bruce Goff.
  3. *J.R. Akright House, 1958 by Bruce Goff.
  4. Paul F. Dahlgren Residence (C.J.”Pete” and Theo Silas, owners), 1932 by Edward Buehler Delk.
  5. La Quinta (Wesleyan University, formerly residence of H. Vernon Foster), 1932 by Edward Buehler Delk.
  6. Frank Phillips Mansion, (Oklahoma Historical Society, owner), 1908 original house by Walter Everman, 1930 expansion by Edward Buehler Delk and Arthur Groman, 1996 renovation by Ambler Architects.
  7. *Howard Jones House, 1958 by Bruce Goff.
  8. *College High School, 1939 by John Duncan Forsyth.
  9. *Price Tower & Museum, 1956 by Frank Lloyd Wright; 2001 renovation by Phillips’ Petroleum staff, Herb Fritz, AIA Consultant.
  10. Bartlesville Community Center, 1982 by William Wesley Peters of Taliessen Associates.
  11. *Richard J. Bennett House, 1959 by Bruce Goff.
  12. *Russell Collins House (B. McFarland, owner), 1959 by Bruce Goff.
  13. Price Residence, 1940′s designed by Cliff May.

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