Vintage photocard of Tulsa, Oklahoma
This weekend I felt the need to do some local traveling and shopping, hoping to come across a few vintage treasures for my home. Lucky for me that I live not too far from a large metropolitan area filled with lots of wonderful shopping, great eating establishments and world renowned architecture.
One extraordinary structure that exudes creativity is the Boston Avenue Church. Built during the oil boom of the 1920’s and 30’s, the Boston Avenue Methodist Church has left a noteworthy architectural impression on the downtown area of Tulsa, Oklahoma. When driving by this art deco masterpiece, it’s hard to not take your eyes from it.
Built by the architect firm of Rush, Endacott and Rush, the deco work of art includes a round sanctuary and a dominating 15 story tower that seems to reach to the heavens. Celebrated architect Bruce Goff, student and employee of the firm at that time, executed the drafting for the structure with Robert Garrison creating the building’s sculptures as well as supervising the project. After 2 years of dedicated work on this structure, we are now left to admire its place in history of architectural design.
Acknowledged by architectural critics around the country, the Boston Avenue Methodist Church continues to be counted as one of the most important examples of Bruce Goff's work and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
Spectacular work of art!