Category Archives: History

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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a href=”http://www.thecampbellhotel.com/hotel-daily-blog/2012/09/28/historic-treasure-dawson-school/dawson1/” rel=”attachment wp-att-1172″> The latest in our National Register series is another little-known gem from Tulsa’s early days. Oklahoma was only a year old when Dawson School was built in 1908 at the corner of Ute Place and Kingston … Continue reading

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As promised, our latest entry in our series on Tulsa’s National Register-listed properties should be of interest to anyone who enjoys a good cup of coffee. Thanks to the confusion created by Tulsa’s Inner Dispersal Loop and downtown’s many one-way streets, … Continue reading

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Another vintage ad, courtesy of the Aug. 31, 1935, edition of Collier’s that Aaron’s crew found while working on an old building down the street: The text reads: 3 GOOD REASONS why Ingram’s will give you better shaves 1 SOFTENS … Continue reading

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On Route 66 about a mile east of The Campbell Hotel, travelers will find a former Sinclair Service station dating to Tulsa’s oil boom days. The station, built in 1929, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in … Continue reading

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From the Aug. 31, 1935, issue of Collier’s magazine: It’s hard to see in the picture, but the text in this ad reads: Today’s starting, shifting and accelerating waste your money — if your gasoline hasn’t these Three Kinds of … Continue reading

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