Preservation Oklahoma’s 2014 list of endangered historic places will be unveiled April 8, 2014 at Tulsa’s venerable Circle Cinema. The evening starts at 5:30 pm and will include a silent auction of unique items to benefit Preservation Oklahoma.
We are excited to announce two upcoming events this weekend, both showcasing some of Tulsa’s historic architecture.
TFA has joined with TYPros in an effort to support their all-day co-working event by closing the night with a gallery exhibit. In addition, the TFA’s monthly Second Saturday architectural tour continues this weekend by offering a look into Tulsa’s past.
Beginning Friday, March 7th, Tulsa Foundation for Architecture will curate a gallery exhibit in conjunction with the TYPros co-working event at the Universal Ford Building at 223 North Main. Entitled “Tulsa Works; Tulsa’s Office Architecture from Past to Present” the exhibit will feature original drawings and renderings of some of Tulsa’s historic office buildings and spaces. The gallery will be open from 6pm to 10pm and will coincide with Tulsa Works 2014, an all-day Brady Arts District co-working event geared towards individuals and organizations interested in experiencing what a true co-working environment can be for Tulsa.
The events continue on Saturday March 8th as TFA hosts its monthly architecture tour Second Saturday. This tour begins at Topeca Coffee in the historic Mayo Hotel at 10am, and will feature some of the structures from the gallery exhibit. Cost per attendee is $10 to benefit the non-profit Tulsa Foundation For Architecture. Children 12 and under are free.
This one goes to eleven.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is soliciting nominations for the most endangered places list for 2014.
If you’ve been anywhere near downtown Tulsa lately you’ve probably seen the Guthrie Green in the Brady Arts District. The truck-dock-turned-park has become an urban gathering place Tulsans can truly be proud of. And even prouder now!
Lee C. Murray, AIA (1923 – 2014)
TFA would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Lee Murray, AIA. Born and raised in Tulsa, Lee was a founding member of AIA Eastern Oklahoma in 1961. Lee, with his brother David Murray and their partner Robert L. Jones, founded noted Tulsa architecture firm Murray Jones Murray in the mid- 1950′s. Together they were responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in Tulsa.