Wednesday, August 19, 2009
City Veterinary Hospital, 1942
3550 South Peoria Avenue
The City Veterinary Hospital was designed by Joseph R. Koberling, Jr. and built in 1942. It was built to be a Veterinary Hospital and has been in continual use as such to this day. It is a little streamline art deco jewel box.
It is a one-story, buff brick building with rounded Streamline corners, and large, full curved glass block windows. It has a flat roof with a banded parapet and a curved, smooth metal-faced canopy above the entrance. The "3-bar modern" parapet is similar to those seen earlier on the Tulsa Monument Building (HERE).
The rounded Glass block sections are very attractive and provide excellent interior illumination. The front of the clinic faces east toward Peoria.
Looking back out from the lobby through the front entrance.
The solid walls and terrazzo floors are attractive and very durable. Although the building is essentially in its original condition it has been brought up to date with additional lighting and central heating and air conditioning.
The surgery is in the Southeast corner. Although modern lighting is in place the glass block wall floods the room with natural light.
I have used this clinic for my pets since moving to Tulsa in 1993 when it was operated by the late Dr. Rick Pickard. It is now operated by Dr. Chet S. Thomas who was kind enough to give me a tour.
A kennel extends to the west and has several sets of cages like this one. The door faces north and connects to outside dog runs.
The dog runs are on the north side out of the sun. Full boarding services are provided for dogs and cats.
(Partially excepted from Tulsa Preservation Commission)