Mention architecture in Oklahoma and immediately Art Deco is front and center. In northeast Oklahoma, Tulsa is renowned for many shining examples of this very popular style. As oil was being discovered in the early 1900s, wealthy oilmen began erecting homes and buildings designed in the style of the day – Art Deco. A walking tour of Tulsa’s downtown “Deco District” is available at the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Visit the Tulsa Art Deco Museum in the fabulous Philcade Tower in downtown Tulsa or tour Boston Avenue United Methodist Church which is an absolute showcase of Art Deco architecture.
Mid-Century Modern architecture is also a star in Green Country where you can tour or even spend the night in Price Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright’s only completed skyscraper. A variety of other architectural styles can be found in northeast Oklahoma including the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture of the Coleman Theatre in Miami, OK and the Poncan Theatre in Ponca City. See an outstanding example of the Mediterranean Revival Style of architecture at the Marland Mansion in Ponca City or admire the Victorian style of the Fred Drummond Historic Home in Hominy or head to Hunter's Home near Tahlequah to tour an Antebellum estate.