Boston Avenue Church is an Art Deco masterpiece on Route 66

Boston Avenue Church

1301 South Boston
Tulsa, OK
918.583.5181
http://www.bostonavenue.org
Art Deco

A magnificent example of art deco architecture. And, what a shame that no one was around this Saturday to let us inside to see the interiors.

Built in the mid-twenties when Tulsa was a booming oil town and the depression wasn’t even a notion. After going through a number architects, the church committee members turned to University of Tulsa art instructor, Miss Adah Robinson for help. Her sketch was shockingly modern, at a time when gothic churches were the norm. They young architect and former student of Miss Robinson’s, Bruce Goff to draft the building and another former student, Robert Garrison, to create the sculptures.

The church was completed in 1929.

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