Tulsa's Downtown Historic District


Its growth fueled by the famous Oklahoma oil boom, Tulsa boasts some of the best Art Deco architecture in the country, and more than 50 significant buildings in its downtown core -- Zigzag Art Deco from the 1920s, Streamline Art Deco from the 1930s, and the Classical style of the Great Depression and the New Deal. So popular was the style here that Art Deco buildings continued to emerge well into the 1950s, and local developers and builders have consistently maintained and creatively readapted these civic treasures for future generations. To appreciate the downtown buildings fully, it's best to visit on weekdays, when you can view their magnificent interior lobbies. For downtown walking tour maps, visitors have two options: ______________ (needs to be edited). Bandana Tours welcomes interested visitors to join their prearranged guided group tours for conventioneers; call 918-760-7783 to see what's scheduled. Just south of downtown is the posh Maple Ridge Historic District, where you can see the early homes of oil barons and industrialists. Also worth visiting is the Gillette Historic District, with a rich bounty of Craftsman, Deco, and Jacobean/Tudor Homes, on Gillette Avenue and Yorktown Place between 15th and 17th Streets.


175 East 2nd Street, Suite 570
Downtown Tulsa Unlimited Inc.
Tulsa, OK 74103


36.15358000, -95.98959500
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(918) 576-5687

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