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Oklahoma Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 2)

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Police and Municipal Court Building
Tulsa, OK
The Police and Municipal Court Building was built in 1969. [map]

Tulsa Little Theatre
Tulsa, OK
St. Francis Hospital
Tulsa, OK
The Tulsa Little Theatre was built in 1932 as a live performance venue. The entrance remodeling is from 1948. In 2004, the building was restored and is used in part by a law firm. For more, see this website. [map]

St. Francis Hospital opened in 1960. I believe the buildings in the background were built then. I'm not sure if the building at the center was built then or later. [map]

Fire Station No. 15
Tulsa, OK

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Fire Station No. 15 was designed by Hanton & Wilson and built in 1948. Around 2018, the building was repainted with red trim and the Art Deco style letters were added. [map]

Fire Station No. 14
Tulsa, OK
Fire Station No. 14 was designed by John Wesley Robb and built in 1950. [map]

Fire Station #17
Tulsa, OK
Fire Station #17 was also designed by Hanton & Wilson. It was built in 1953. [map]

YMCA
Tulsa, OK
The YMCA downtown Tulsa branch was designed by Leon B. Senter and built in 1953. From 2013-2016, the building was renovated for apartments known as the Y Lofts. The neon sign is gone. [map]

Stage Center [gone]
Oklahoma City, OK
Stage Center was designed by John M. Johansen and built from 1965-1970. It was originally known as the "Mummers Theater" and was also called the "Oklahoma Theater Center". It consisted of three concrete structures connected by ramps. There were two theaters and a smaller unit which was used for a cabaret, offices, and rehearsal space. The award-winning complex was praised but also mocked for its "tinker toy geometry." Stage Center closed in 1986. It was renovated and reopened in 1992. In 2010, the building was extensively damaged by flooding and it remained vacant after that. In 2014, the building was demolished. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.