Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Carlton Place - Old Tulsa

This is Cheyenne Avenue just South of 15th Street. This lovely old residential area is almost in the middle of downtown Tulsa. It is typical of neighborhoods built prior to 1920 with solid homes on tree lined streets.

Big front porches, flags, and sidewalks are of an older time when prople walked around after dinner and visited with their neighbors.

This photo was taken in 1913. The brick pillars and wrought iron arch were built in 1909.

The pillars are still standing but the arch is gone. Most of the old houses are still here. Because it is so close to the center of Tulsa it is a very desirable place to live if you work downtown. We think we are close to down town but we are 3 miles south of here. We were out in the country when these houses were built. Now we are "mid-town".


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Nice neighborhood indeed!

I kind of like these big porches with the American flag - this is so typical of the US for me!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely pictures and delightful neighbourhood. I adore tree-lined roads and, like Zhu, find it so "American" to have a flag flying.


Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I agree about the flags. I like to see them flying. There is nothing wrong with a little old fashioned patriotism.

We look back on the early days with a lot of sentiment. We forget about the lack of air conditioning and automatic washing machines.

RennyBA said... [Reply to comment]

Very nice place indeed and reminds me actually of some places in the town my wife comes from; Saratoga.