Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sipes Grocery / Camille's, 1948

1342 East 15th Street

This was one of several Sipes stores in Tulsa. I don't have the date it was built but this photograph was taken in 1948. Although the Sipes stores were bought by Hale-Halsell in 1955, they continued to operate under the Sipes name for a number of years. The design is clearly along the lines of the Streamline Modern Art Deco. (photo courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society)

The Remodeled building is now one of the 6 Tulsa locations for Camille's Sidewalk Cafe.

The store is large enough to house more than a coffee and sandwich shop. The remodeled structure makes up the Cherry Street Market and is looking for additional tenants.


  1. The Sipes store was in existance at least from 1950 to 1962

  2. I believe this was the home of Sound Warehouse records in the 1970's and 80's.

  3. I remember it being a Piggly Wiggly in the early 80's, used to shop there when I was in high school. In '89 I moved to the apartment building right behind it, and by that time Sound Warehouse moved from the corner of 15th and Peoria to Sipes/Piggly Wiggly location.