Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tulsa Monument Company, 1936

1735 East 11th Street

The building was designed by Harry H. Mahler. Mr. Mahler suggested to the prospective owners that this new building simulate the appearance of a monument. A long building, it contains strong horizontal and vertical elements in its exactly symmetrical facade. It has wings extending on either side of the towered main entrance. It is a single-story, flat roofed building of white plaster concrete with striking gunmetal gray trim features. The triple banded pillar caps bordering the entry tower are representative of the original term given the style during this period, “3-Bar Modern.” The central focus is the tall clock tower over the main entrance with spot-lighted clocks on three sides. (Excepted from Tulsa Preservation Commission)

1 comment:

  1. It is a very handsome building and appears to be well maintained. Thanks for pointing out history and some of the detailing.