Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tulsa Garden Center, Inside

Lamp tables built into the north wall of the library. Click to enlarge detail. This is all hand work.

A small library on the east next to the great hall. Notice the old gas stove in the fireplace. it has been "modernized".

The great hall on the south end. These are the curved windows seen yesterday from the outside.

The dining room on the north end.

The grand staircase rises to the second floor from the east side of the entry hall.

The entry hall looking south to the great hall. The front doors are on the right.  It is possible to rent the entry and hall for receptions and weddings.  The Garden Center in the spring and summer is a beautiful place for a wedding.

The entry hall looking north to the dining room. The front doors are on the left.

I stopped by the Tulsa Garden Center again this afternoon and went inside. It is a beautiful old mansion with elegant fixtures and marble or hardwood floors.

I have been inside before for a flower show when it was full of tables and lovely plants to admire. Today it was almost empty and I realized that the downstairs is unfurnished except for the dining room and a small library. The upstairs is where all the bedrooms, now offices, are located. There is also a large reference library upstairs which is accessible by an elevator but I didn't take time to go up there. It always takes be a long time to look at a library.


Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

This mansion is very beautifull !!
i like this table all hand work. Some person says the beatifull thing are only in Europe, In usa thre are only new things ! it's not real ! this house show us that usa have very beautifull art , thank a lot for the visit !

Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

I'd like to ahve a house like this one !! with ten bathroomm !!!
Wahoo !

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

There are quite a number of elegant old homes in Tulsa. During the oil boom between 1910 and 1929 Tulsa was home to a new crop of millionaires each of whom wanted to impress the others with elegant mansions.

They copied the best that Europe had, often importing materials and craftsmen to create beautiful homes. Many of those were worth very little after the oil bust and te depression of the 1930s and ended up belonging to the city of Tulsa to be used for the public good.

I will try to share more of this sort of thing if you think it is of interest.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm loving the guided tours - are they near by to where you live or do you have to travel a distance to these sites?

From my point of view, more please.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

What a great mansion. Thanks for the guided tour with great description and wonderful pics!

Wishing you a happy weekend :-)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

All this is just a few minutes drive from my house. We live in the budget end of a very nice area. Thanks for letting me know you enjoy this.