A program that celebrates Tulsa's unique architecture
Tulsa is home to some of the finest art deco buildings in the world. Deco took roots here during the 1920s oil boom, as the city’s way of showing off its wealth. And the deco age continued to flourish into the 1950s. Jack Frank takes a fun tour of these architectural gems and talks to the people who care for these unique treasures.
In Tulsa Deco, you’ll see some of Tulsa’s most magnificent buildings. Stop by the Warehouse Market and you’ll see why Tulsa was once referred to as “the terra cotta city”. Visit the first art deco residence in Tulsa. Located near 11th and Peoria, it was designed by Bruce Goff when he was barely out of high school. From the zig-zag designs on Christ the King church, to the streamlined style of the City Vet Clinic, this show is an hour-long celebration of Tulsa’s world-class deco collection.
Bonus material on DVD:
- Extended interviews, with deco expert Robert Powers.
- A look at J. Paul Getty’s “bunker” house located near Sheridan and Virgin.