Category Archives: Architecture

At first glance, the Cosden Building, 409 S. Boston Ave., appears to be much taller than it really is. The structure — better known as the Mid-Continent Building — is 16 stories high and dates to 1918, but it appears … Continue reading

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Located at the corner of 17th Street and Southwest Boulevard — formerly known as Quanah Avenue — near the west end of the Eleventh Street Bridge, Cities Service Station #8 features a shiny enameled exterior accented with green “speed lines” … Continue reading

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We recently had a nice visit from some like-minded folks up in Osage County. Stephen, Debby and Stephanie Easley, owners of the Historical Whiting Bed and Bath in Pawhuska, stopped by last week to tour The Campbell Hotel and compare … Continue reading

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Although Tulsa’s skyline includes taller buildings, it doesn’t include any more striking than the stunning Philtower, built for oilman Waite Phillips in 1927. With its elaborate exterior ornamentation — including stone grotesques (one of whom clutches a tiny model of the building … Continue reading

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If you need an excuse to spend a weekend in Tulsa, the Cave House, 1623 W. Charles Page Boulevard, is a great one, especially at this time of year. Built in the 1920s in the side of a cliff overlooking Newblock … Continue reading

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Built in 1918 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the McFarlin Building was designed in Florentine style, according to the Tulsa Preservation Commission’s website. The building’s upper floors are brick, with ornamentation on its large … Continue reading

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Tulsa is home to a pair of old Phillips 66 stations that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Both stations are on or near historic alignments of Route 66 and bear the distinctive cottage-style architecture favored by the Oklahoma-based … Continue reading

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