Greater Tulsa Reporter
One of the most unusual ways of expanding an office building occurred to the Mid-Continent Tower at Fourth Street and Boston Avenue. Originally called the Cosden Building, headquarters of Cosden Oil and Gas Company, this structure at 16 stories was one of Tulsa’s tallest office buildings, our first real skyscraper. Built in 1918 by flamboyant oilman Josh Cosden at a cost of $1 million, it was one of the world’s tallest concrete structures at the time. The southeast corner site had been the location of Tulsa’s first school, the old 1884 Mission.Read More
Witnessing the live music aftermath of trash piles inspired my first article on recycling in 2007, and I haven’t seen it improve in that near-decade. So, when a festival came along that my sister helped co-lead, Mulberry River Society (MRS), in volunteer recycling efforts, not even her involvement could persuade me to believe that a zero waste festival could be possible. But with a cynical, yet hopeful, heart the First Annual Homegrown Music Festival brought back my faith that all things are possible.Read More
Prairie Brewpub, 223 N. Main St., opened in May in downtown Tulsa’s Brady Arts District to high expectations and eager, large crowds. The popularity has yet to dissipate.Read More
Usually, I love summer, ever eager for its arrival and despondent upon its departure. Yet, this summer, with its relentless humidity, no one is more surprised than myself to be dreaming of the crisp fall mornings soon to arrive.Read More
The PAC’s 40th anniversary season is big, varied and promises to be one of the most exciting ever.
Closing out August are three musicals that continue into September: Theatre Tulsa’s companion productions of “Oklahoma!” and “The Will Rogers Follies,” and Theatre Pops’ “Heathers.” Hardly missing a beat Sept. 9-18 is Tulsa Project Theatre’s “The Who’s Tommy.” This poignant, touching musical is a tad dark and every bit a rock- music experience. It won five Tony Awards in 1993 with hit numbers like “See Me, Feel Me” and “Pinball Wizard.”Read More
For over 50 years, the state’s oldest and largest CareerTech institution has provided quality technical education to thousands of high school and adult students. Each day, Tulsa Tech helps students make their own path and begin their individual journey toward a successful career.Read More
You are all familiar with both the City of Tulsa and Tulsa County as government organizations. We pass laws, collect taxes, provide services, and other essential government functions. Just like other businesses our size, we have a duty to provide our employees with benefits and opportunities to further themselves both personally and professionally.Read More
There are not many things that warm my heart more than seeing people spend time with their pets. The bobbing head in the backseat of a car; the prancing feet of a dog heading to the dog park; the quiet, contented animal lying beside his master’s feet at an outside cafe.Read More
This summer, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members from across the country gathered in San Diego to network with fellow students, attend program workshops and leadership sessions, and compete in events related to their careers.Read More
Bricks and mortar additions cause buildings to grow in size, and as they grow, they establish a special identity and character. So it is for the 320 South Boston Building. This stately building with its classical Beaux Arts façade was designed by architect George Winkler in 1917. The north wing at 12 stories was originally the Exchange National Bank. This name and date are captured in intaglio letters at waist height in the limestone facing of the north (Third Street) elevation. In 1923, the 12-story south wing was added. This wing was almost a match to the north wing except for ground floor window treatment and a narrower dimension in the east-west direction. (The north wing has dramatically-tall arched windows.) The south wing is also significantly horizontally shorter than the north.Read More
With a now-strangled budget facing our Oklahoma schools, educators have to find ways to save money and their eyes are looking at bills and maintenance. The Oklahoma Green Schools Program and Project Learning Tree are two terrific organizations providing the training and guidance for student-led, hands-on, STEM-based curriculum that can lead to great savings.Read More
Coming in to work today, I was car dancing to an old Red Hot Chili Peppers song with the lyrics “Take me to the place I love, take me all the way.” I ruminate a lot as I negotiate potholes and search my soul for tailgater forgiveness while making my way on the B.A. Expressway every morning. Today, I was thinking how special it was for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to produce a rocking sweet song about Los Angeles. When I looked up its origins, I found out that “Under the Bridge,” written by the band’s lead singer Anthony Kiedis, was conceived as he was driving the L.A. freeway and is about his hometown and about a lot of other things, including the deepest feelings of isolation.Read More
More than 20 local companies recently completed a year-long beta test of a new sustainability tool created by Sustainable Tulsa, and it’s now available for you, free of charge. It’s called ScoreCard. The ScoreCard is a unique sustainability report for area businesses and organizations. Sustainable Tulsa’s Corey Williams says this reporting improves a company’s “triple bottom line.”Read More
There are some office structures that in your face loudly proclaim, here I am, look at me. Others stand modestly and unobtrusively as you pass them by. The International Plaza Building at 1350 South Boulder is one of the latter, quiet in its subtle elegance as it sits on its one-acre site.Read More
FlyingTee opened in Jenks on June 7. For everyone who has visited the golf entertainment facility, they know that it is for more people than just golf enthusiasts.
The entertainment venue is located at the northern end of Riverwalk Crossing, with, in addition to golf, three restaurant offerings, one on each floor, of its building.