Sunday, January 01, 2023

The Queen Of The Tulsa Skyline

In December, we went to Texas for Ed's mom's funeral.  We were there for a little over two weeks.  We visited with family and friends - some friends of his dad's that his dad hadn't seen in over 20 years.  On one of the trips, we went to Tulsa, Oklahoma to visit Ed's Uncle Davis.  He's an interesting character, very smart, an author of twelve books, and always has an upbeat outlook on everything.

So while there, we drove around and looked at some of the Art Deco buildings Tulsa is famous for.  Mostly, we just drove around so I could photograph the exteriors, but I was able to go into one of them.

At 427 South Boston Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma you’ll find the Philtower Building. Built in 1928, it was designed by prominent architect Edward Buehler Delk and financed by oilman Waite Phillips.

The building represents Gothic Revival architecture, has 24 floors, and is 323 feet tall. The interior of the entrance lobby is spectacular, as you can see in these photos.

From the banquettes to the elevator banks to the gorgeous ceiling!! Construction cost $2.5 million dollars. In 1928!! That would be the equivalent of $43.5 million dollars today! 

I love that mail chute.  And look at this ceiling detail.
The elevator banks have the initials WP on them, for Waite Phillips, the man who paid for the building to be constructed.
Even the elevator buttons are Art Deco-y.
I love the ornate details.  Imaging working in this building every day?  It's gorgeous. 
View looking toward the front door of the building.
More gorgeous ceiling work.
During the oil boom years, Philtower was often called the Queen of Tulsa’s Skyline.

Click HERE to see more information about the building.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
2022: Sorry, no post on this day.
2021: Sorry, no post on this day.
2020: Sorry, no post on this day.
Blue Skies Ahead
2018: Happy 2018, Y'all!
2017: 2017 Is Looking Up
2016: Good Morning, 2016!
2015: A Good Sign For 2015
2014: Good Luck And Prosperity Is On The Way
2013: As Pure As The Driven Snow
2012: Quiet On The Set
2011: I’d Rather Get A Little Taste Of Mark Ruffalo Than Eat Swiss Chard
2010: Two Very Different Ideas Of Fun
2009: Caution: New Year Ahead!
2008: Fresh Dreams. Clean Slate. High Hopes. New You.
2007: Two Thousand Seven
2006: Happy New Year!
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005! 

No comments: