Monday, September 14, 2009

Residence at 15th and Norfolk, Then (1956) and Now (2009)

East 15th St and South Norfolk St (photo courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society)

A photograph of this comfortable looking home is part of the Beryl Ford Collection. It has no information other than the note 15th and Norfolk. But if it is interesting enough to be in Beryl Ford's collection in 1956, I am interested in checking to see how it looks today.

When we look at it from the same angle as earlier we see it is looking in good repair. The major change from the outside is a change of paint from white to green with smart white trim, and some healthy looking trees; a Catalpa on the north side, and what I think is a Bradford Pear in the front.

When we slip around towards the side to peek behind the trees we see very much the same house with what looks like it might be a porch swing on the south side of the front porch and flowers planted along the planter which flank the front steps. A very nice house which has been cared for and still looks very inviting.

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