Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Parriott Mansion, 1929-1930

2216 East 30th Place (older photo courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society)

This elaborate Colonial Revival style residence was owned by oilman Foster Brooks Parriott. Designed by the Kansas City, Missouri, architectural firm of Boillot and Lauck, the house exhibits many of the characteristics of the style, including a hipped roof with gabled dormers, dentils, modillions and a simple frieze. It has an elaborate entry surround, including a swan-neck pediment. The house and outbuildings are situated in a fenced lot of 50 acres and the overall estate is most impressive.

The black and white photo was taken not long after the house was built. Since that time the grove of small trees has been cleared and an elaborate street side entry has been added. The Christmas decorations are in place for the season.

Parriott, a Standard Oil employee in 1898, was later involved with Leader Oil Company, Carter Oil Company, and was elected a director of Sunray Oil Company in 1937. He was elected chairman of the board of Sunray Oil Company six years later.
(Excerpted from Tulsa Preservation Committee)


  1. In all honesty, I'm not sure that the new entry surround is a good addition. I liked the house set back in the trees. The ballustrade seems a bit chunky and out of scale to the residence beyond. It does provide a nice place to hang the greenery of Christmas, but I'm not sure that I find it that attractive year 'round.

  2. Does the house still sit on 50 acres?

  3. Driller, Sidney - Taking the photo straight on from the front got everything in the picture but lost the feeling of spaciousness. I don't know for sure if all 50 acres are still part of the estate but I would not doubt it. When you see the whole thing it is pretty awesome. I should have done a long shot to get the sweep of things.

  4. There was another estate at 41st and Lewis that rivaled this at one time. In the mid-seventies the perimeter was subdivided into single family lots and smaller, 3000-5000sf mansions were set at the corner. The main house is still very imposing, but it's just not the same as the original property.

  5. I am very sure that the original property sat on 10 acres. In 1961 the surrrounding property was divided into smaller lots. Three were sold and the rest remained until the 80's when they were sold, leaving 3.2 acres that the house sits on now.

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