On the cover of the July/August issue of Preservation Magazine is a stunning photo of one of Tulsa’s most prominent art deco treasures, the spire of Boston Avenue Methodist Church. The church appears again inside, beautifully spread across two pages with the headline, “Tulsa’s Deco Gems, How A City In Oklahoma Fell In Love With Art Deco And Never Really Got Over It.” The feature article appearing in the official magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation touts Tulsa as “…one of the nation’s premier centers of art deco architecture, putting it in the classy company of Miami Beach, New York and Los Angeles.”
Nancy Rothman, president of the Republican Women’s Club of Tulsa, left, invited Dana Murphy to a luncheon held in late May to speak about her campaign for Corporation Commissioner.
Members of the Rotary Club of Tulsa recently went on a tour of the BOK Center. Tours are currently being given to various civics groups and other organizations.
Oklahoma State University alumni gathered at K-Bar Ranch, home of Ron and Jan King, for a barbeque dinner in late June.
At left, next to Cowboy Pete, is OSU President Burns Hargis.
The Tulsa County Board of Commissioners recently announced CH2M Hill is the engineering firm selected for projects recommended in the Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan.
Jackie Felt, Bill Witt, Mayor Kathy Taylor, Tulsa City Councilor Bill Christiansen and Sean Witt enjoy Borden ice cream at a recent Neighborfest held in Hunter Park.
The University of Tulsa and the City of Tulsa celebrated their partnership regarding the management of the Gilcrease Museum’s operations on July 1. Speaking at the event were Director of Gilcrease Museum Dr. Duane King, Mayor of Tulsa Kathy Taylor and TU President Steadman Upham.
Tulsa’s Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 100 E. Second St. in the epicenter of the city’s downtown revitalization efforts, brands itself as “The Place to Meet.” It’s one thing to make that promise to Green Country residents and worldwide travelers, but quite another to keep that promise. As things appear now, the hotel is poised to deliver the goods in big ways, but it has taken resources, vision, commitment and a prevailing optimism in the future of downtown Tulsa to get there.
There is reason to be excited when a Public Service of Oklahoma bill arrives in the mail this summer: it signals an opportunity for Tulsans to save money through PSO’s newly launched conservation programs.
PATRIOTIC RIDE: Miss Oklahoma Kelsey Cartwright tested a United States Army jeep during the Flag Day ceremony at the Museum of Military History in Tulsa on June 14. She was introduced by Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor.
More than 200 concerned Tulsa homeowners gathered at Harwelden Mansion in mid-town Tulsa in June to attend a free presentation titled “Protecting America’s Historic Neighborhoods: Taming the Teardown Trend.” The event was sponsored by Preservation Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa. The featured speaker was Jim Lindberg, director of Preservation Initiatives in the Mountain/Plains region of the National Trust for Historic Preservation located in Denver.
Avalon’s Tulsa Director of Community Placement Ralph Casteel III will be the Tulsa Press Club’s featured Page One speaker on June 25.
Washington, D.C.-based Cox Radio political correspondent Jamie Dupree and KRMG radio personalities were present at the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s weekly meeting on June 11.
The Tulsa County Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association will hold its annual Legacy event at the K-Bar Ranch, home of Ron and Jan King, center and left.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber recently announced a $25 million state bond to fund improvements along the Arkansas River.
A vote in favor of the bond would leverage secure additional federal funding, allow for improvements to the Zink Dam and help construct two more. Among those represented are Rep. John Sullivan, Rep. Lucky Lammons and Gov. Brad Henry and wife Kim.