HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Jan 6, 2019, 4:11 AM
geomorph's Avatar
geomorph geomorph is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Newport Beach
Posts: 1,637
Tulsa - Downtown

Tulsa is the 47th largest city in the United States by population (406,000) and is the largest city of the Tulsa–Muskogee–Bartlesville Combined Statistical Area (1,151,000) in Oklahoma.

Downtown is a fairly small concentrated area of development that quickly becomes sparse on its edges. A large proportion of the notable structures date from the 1920's oil boom, thus the core is known as the Deco District. This thread will concentrate on the historic structures.

A number of churches are on the periphery of the core, especially lining South Boulder Ave.:























Boston Avenue United Methodist Church:
This famous structure was finished in 1929 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.































Downtown core/Deco District skylines and streetscapes:
The tower of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church is a landmark visible down Boston Avenue from the core.



























Individual buildings:
A wide variety of well-preserved structures ranges from low commercial structures to skyscrapers.















































































































































































All photos taken by geomorph in 2018.

Last edited by geomorph; Jan 6, 2019 at 4:41 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Jan 6, 2019, 5:26 AM
kcexpress69's Avatar
kcexpress69 kcexpress69 is offline
Out of Myself
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Metro KCMO
Posts: 1,987
Nice thread of the old buildings!! I was in Tulsa back in 2016 for Iron Maiden!! Downtown has come a long way, since I was there back in the 90s.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Jan 6, 2019, 5:28 AM
AviationGuy AviationGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 3,733
This is a real eye opener. Even though Tulsa isn't that far from here, I've only been to the Tulsa airport to visit the American Airlines maintenance facility for work years ago. I had no idea about all these historic and art deco structures. Thanks for the thread!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Jan 9, 2019, 7:09 PM
TexasStar's Avatar
TexasStar TexasStar is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Dallas
Posts: 796
Wow! Thanks for these. That city is an Art Deco treasure!
__________________
My Flickr Page
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Jan 9, 2019, 10:40 PM
DetroitSky's Avatar
DetroitSky DetroitSky is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,348
Wow, that's a lot of quality older buildings. Makes me want to take a trip to Oklahoma.
__________________
My Emporis photos.
My Instagram.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2019, 2:24 AM
plinko's Avatar
plinko plinko is online now
them bones
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Santa Barbara adjacent
Posts: 6,878
Tulsa is kind of the city that time forgot. Like a clock stopped in 1975 and didn’t move. Absolutely stunning collection of prewar architecture. A terra cotta clad wonderland. The Utica Square area and the fairgrounds are filled with deco gems.

BTW, the last Building my you photographed is the Mid-Continent Tower, built in 1984. The original 16 story prewar Mid-Continent Building was doubled in size and the tower cantilevers over the old portion. You can see the seam in the lobby.
__________________
Even if you are 1 in a million, there are still 7,000 people just like you...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Jan 10, 2019, 3:53 PM
Echoes's Avatar
Echoes Echoes is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 3,515
Some great buildings in Tulsa. Thanks.
__________________
SASKATOON PHOTO TOURS
2013: [Part I] [Part II] | [2014] | [2016]
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Jan 11, 2019, 4:20 AM
jtown,man jtown,man is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Norfolk, Va
Posts: 1,548
That art deco churches blue and black windows are insane. So dang beautiful!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 7:23 PM
mousquet's Avatar
mousquet mousquet is offline
that prick
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nimbyland Paris, Museum France
Posts: 3,207
Rarely heard of. I suspect the name of Oklahoma City is actually better known of the people around here, so I'm surprised by their stock of historic heritage.

This is excellent, though. They apparently take good care of it even though they're a moderately sized town.

I think Art Deco was cooler, or at least more flexible than Neo-Classical things because it allowed some classy buildings inspired by Native art and aesthetics.
Like this, quite possibly.



This looks originally American. Nothing of this style in Europe to my knowledge.
It's fine. Always good to have one's own traits IMHO.
__________________
psst... A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34)
I like bass. Give me some.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 9:06 PM
JMKeynes's Avatar
JMKeynes JMKeynes is offline
In the long run...
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: SW3
Posts: 855
Wow! What gorgeous old buildings!!!
__________________
"Men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'"
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Jan 15, 2019, 12:52 AM
eennyc's Avatar
eennyc eennyc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 29
great !!!!!!!! what beautifull buildings !!!!!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Jan 15, 2019, 4:54 AM
xzmattzx's Avatar
xzmattzx xzmattzx is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 5,002
Nice pictures! Tulsa is an architectural gem!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 9:37 AM
IMBY IMBY is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 842
I did a curiosity trip in 2009, OKC, then to Tulsa, Fort Smith, Shreveport, Houston. In 2009 there were still skads of surface parking lots in downtown Tulsa and was wondering if they ever got any of them filled in.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Jan 23, 2019, 11:55 PM
geomorph's Avatar
geomorph geomorph is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Newport Beach
Posts: 1,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by IMBY View Post
I did a curiosity trip in 2009, OKC, then to Tulsa, Fort Smith, Shreveport, Houston. In 2009 there were still skads of surface parking lots in downtown Tulsa and was wondering if they ever got any of them filled in.
I think most of them are still there, since there was little evidence of newer developments along those streets, except for the BOK Center which I will add some photos of soon.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2019, 4:38 AM
austlar1 austlar1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Austin
Posts: 2,517
That art deco Boston Ave Methodist Church downtown looks remarkably similar to the famous Bullocks Wilshire department store building in LA. https://www.google.com/search?q=bull...w=1201&bih=720
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Jan 24, 2019, 8:33 AM
Double L's Avatar
Double L Double L is offline
Houston:Considered Good
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Houston
Posts: 4,483
Great architecture for such a small city.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Jan 26, 2019, 10:45 PM
geomorph's Avatar
geomorph geomorph is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Newport Beach
Posts: 1,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by austlar1 View Post
That art deco Boston Ave Methodist Church downtown looks remarkably similar to the famous Bullocks Wilshire department store building in LA. https://www.google.com/search?q=bull...w=1201&bih=720
That is a great parallel design I had not ever connected in my mind even though I have seen both!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Feb 5, 2019, 1:43 AM
geomorph's Avatar
geomorph geomorph is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Newport Beach
Posts: 1,637
Here is a small addition to the thread of later modern buildings; it is not an extensive selection and there are not that many that are notable, but here goes:

























All photos taken by geomorph in 2018.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Feb 9, 2019, 6:17 AM
plinko's Avatar
plinko plinko is online now
them bones
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Santa Barbara adjacent
Posts: 6,878


This building was originally designed to have 34 stories, but they stopped at 17 and capped it in 1986. It’s the last major tower proposed for Tulsa that I’m aware of.
__________________
Even if you are 1 in a million, there are still 7,000 people just like you...
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 8:22 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.