Saturday, November 14, 2009

Carl K. Dresser House, 1919

235 West 18th Street

Designed by New York City architect Albert Joseph Bodker, the Carl K. Dresser House is a multi-story, stucco dwelling. Constructed in 1919-1920, the house is an excellent representation of the Spanish Eclectic style in Tulsa.

Located south of downtown Tulsa, the Dresser House is located in the historic Riverview neighborhood and was historically one of two houses on the block. Originally an exclusive neighborhood for Tulsa’s society, primarily oil tycoons, the neighborhood has been built up in modern times with apartment and condominium complexes.

Privately held, the Dresser is available for weddings and elegant receptions. Their website is HERE. (Excerpts are from Tulsa Preservation Committee) (older photos courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society)


  1. That is a very handsome building in an interesting neighborhood.

  2. My great-uncle Lon Stansbery bought this home in the mid-1920s after Carl Dresser committed suicide. Lon sold a few years later, the Dresser family reclaimed and the home fell into disarray for years until finally being placed on the NHR. Wonderful to see that it is being used again, filled with people and events.

    1. grdmaLiz,

      I am interested in getting some more information about the Dresser Mansion from you. I am the director and can be reached at 918-585-5157 or

      Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

      Bethany Faber