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The City Veterinary Hospital, 3550 S. Peoria Ave., is about as Art Deco as it gets. Designed by Joseph R. Koberling Jr. in the Streamline Moderne style, this 1942 gem features the rounded corners, curved glass-block windows, and horizontal “speed … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago, our friend Bryan Bartlett of Bcreative | Tulsa¬†contacted us to ask whether we knew of any unfinished spaces in historic buildings in Tulsa that might make good locations for a bridal photo shoot. We just happened … Continue reading

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Built in 1929, the Bruce Goff-designed Riverside Studio began as a combination home and music studio for a local piano teacher, according to the Tulsa Preservation Commission’s website. The ascending and descending lines of windows were inspired by musical scales, … Continue reading

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Mount Zion Baptist Church is a survivor. Twice in its history, the Greenwood community, better known as “Black Wall Street,” has lost significant structures. In 1921, the Tulsa Race Riot wiped out most of the buildings in Greenwood. New buildings … Continue reading

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According to its website, Cain’s Ballroom was built as a garage in 1924 before being repurposed as a “dime-a-dance joint” and then a dancing academy. Known as the birthplace of Western swing, Cain’s features glass-block windows, a spring-loaded dance floor, … Continue reading

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We thought some of our Route 66 enthusiasts might enjoy these images from a drizzly weekend trip along the Mother Road in Missouri: Ted Drewes’ Frozen Custard is a St. Louis institution. John’s Modern Cabins, west of Rolla, Mo., quietly … Continue reading

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Constructed in 1916, the Eleventh Street Arkansas River Bridge predates Route 66 by a decade. The bridge provided a vital link between Tulsa and the rich oil fields in nearby Garden City, Red Fork, and beyond. Its historical significance increased … Continue reading

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