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Historic Treasure: Boston Avenue Methodist Church

If you’re fond of ecclesiastical architecture, you simply must pay a visit to downtown Tulsa. The center of the city is well-blessed with gorgeous, historic churches.

Perhaps the most striking of these is the famous Boston Avenue Methodist Church, built in 1929 at 1301 S.  Boston Avenue, just south of downtown proper.

The building, constructed in the Zigzag Art Deco style, features a highly geometric motif; terra cotta sculptures depicting saints, worshipers kneeling in prayer, and circuit riders on horseback; and strong vertical lines that culminate in a soaring 258-foot-high tower.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, the church is located at the intersection of 13th Street and Boston Avenue. To get there from The Campbell Hotel, turn left on 11th Street (historic Route 66) and follow it to Boston Avenue, then turn left on Boston and proceed south two blocks to the church.

Tulsa is home to more than 50 National Register properties. One of them, The Campbell Hotel, is the perfect starting point for a weekend adventure. Why not book a room (perhaps 205 — our beautiful Tulsa Art Deco room) and spend a few days soaking up the history and luxury of the city? Use our complimentary business center to research other historic properties in Tulsa, then head out to explore. To book your room, call (918) 744-5500 or visit www.thecampbellhotel.com.

For more information about Tulsa’s National Register properties, visit the Tulsa Preservation Commission’s website.

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