Thursday, October 1, 2009

East 41st Street and South Yale Avenue,1953 vs. 2009


On South Yale Avenue Looking South across East 41st Street, April 1953.

The southwest corner became the Standard Oil Research facility. The northwest corner became a gasoline station. The southeast corner became Southland Shopping Center. The northeast corner became Southroads Mall. (photos courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society)


On South Yale Avenue Looking South across East 41st Street, October 1, 2009

By the yead 2000 the southwest corner became the
Tulsa campus of the Oklahoma University Medical School and the Schustermann Center. The northwest corner became a Shell gasoline station. The southeast corner became the Promenade Shopping Center, and the northeast corner became a much revised Southroads Mall.

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  1. Its just amazing how fast Tulsa has grown and changed. That intersection is practically midtown these days.

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    1. This intersection is indeed 41st and Yale but the picture is facing east. The Vandever sign is advertising the opening of the new Vandevers in Southroads Mall, on the Northeast corner of 41st and Yale. Check the Beryl Ford collection or the Tulsa World archives to confirm.

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    2. I agree with Anonymous as to the direction of the photograph. However, I believe the photo is from the mid-1960's when Southroads Mall was in the planning stages. The photo is (might be) mislabeled in the B. Ford Collection.

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    3. BTW- I'm not the same Anonymous from 2009.

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  3. How is the intersection of 41st and Yale considered the restless ribbon?

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  4. The restless ribbon was Peoria from 31st to about 51st. Driller is off by about 3 miles.

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  5. For that picture to be Vandevers at Southroads, would it not have been looking East on 41st?

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  6. Yes, the first photo is looking east. The shadows convince me. Thanks.

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