Monday, November 9, 2009

Gypsy Oil Company 1920 / Gypsy Coffee House 2009


303 North Cincinnati Avenue

The Gypsy Oil Company was an affiliate of Gulf Oil and was in business before 1910. This building housed their Tulsa Offices until the early 1930s.


For the past 10 years Gypsy has been reincarnated as the Gypsy Coffee House and Cyber Cafe. I have not patronized them but the fact that they have been in business for 10 years tells me they are doing something right. I like to see old buildings turned into new businesses. This one not only provided space, but a catchy name.

They have a website in progress, look HERE. A satisfied customer has a blog post HERE.

12 comments:

  1. I have passed the place many times during my noon time walks and I knew that the coffee place had been there a long time. I didn't know about the Gypsy Oil connection.

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  2. Very nice of the owners to pay tribute to the past.

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  3. I've been visiting the Gypsy Coffee House for approximately over six years. It has a very relaxing atmosphere, great coffee drinks, and good food. The owner runs a hair salon on the second floor and supposedly lives on the third floor. With the coffee house, he has provided a safe place for youths to meet and socialize. It's not just for the young, as many older folks also patronize.

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  4. My Grandfather and great Uncle worked for Gypsy before it became Gulf. I'd love to come by and see the cafe the next time I'm in Tulsa. My Dad is 89 and will be thrilled to learn the office is still there. Fabulous!

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  5. Larry Littlefield, The Woodlands, TXMarch 20, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    My father worked in this building from 1927 to the mid 50s. After I became old enough to drive, in 1951, I picked him up almost every day when he left work.

    I would love to communicate with Anonymous, who wrote on Feb 12, 2012. I probably know his father.

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  6. My Grandfather Frank E Poulsen worked as a geologist for Gypsy Oil Co in 1920 and 1921. He left to go to Stanford for Graduate Work in Geology.

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    1. He must have worked for Constance Eirich...acting chief geologist for years. rrgries@aol.com

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  7. I am writing about the woman geologist who managed the Exploration for Gypsy in the 1920s through 1940s...I would love to use this photo in my book. Can I get your permission? rrgries@aol.com

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  8. Dear Larry,
    My name is Lori Rockhold Hilton, it is my Grandfather, Howard Rockhold,who worked for Gypsy, as well as my Great Uncle, Homer Rockhold. My Dad is Jim Rockhold. You can contact me at oopidz@gmail.com. I would enjoy hearing from you.

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  9. Dear Larry,
    My name is Lori Rockhold Hilton, it is my Grandfather, Howard Rockhold,who worked for Gypsy, as well as my Great Uncle, Homer Rockhold. My Dad is Jim Rockhold. You can contact me at oopidz@gmail.com. I would enjoy hearing from you.

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  10. Dear Larry,
    My name is Lori Rockhold Hilton, it is my Grandfather, Howard Rockhold,who worked for Gypsy, as well as my Great Uncle, Homer Rockhold. My Dad is Jim Rockhold. You can contact me at oopidz@gmail.com. I would enjoy hearing from you.

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  11. Dear Larry,
    My name is Lori Rockhold Hilton, it is my Grandfather, Howard Rockhold,who worked for Gypsy, as well as my Great Uncle, Homer Rockhold. My Dad is Jim Rockhold. You can contact me at oopidz@gmail.com. I would enjoy hearing from you.

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