Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Doors to Old Central High School

The Main Doors to Old Central High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Central High School in downtown Tulsa was opened in 1917 and expanded in 1922.  It replaced an earlier building built in 1906.  As Tulsa grew, additional high schools were built farther from the city center and by 1976 Central was closed as a school and purchased by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO).  After a complete renovation and extensive interior modifications, it now  serves as PSO's headquarters.   In November 2007, PSO received the  Foundation Landmark Award from the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture for  preservation of the building as a significant part of Tulsa’s heritage.

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Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Good for them ... but ... what does PSO do?

Ken Mac said... [Reply to comment]


Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

PSO is the electric company.

Kcalpesh said... [Reply to comment]

Not seen too many of such beautiful carvings with modern designs but it looks so spectacular!

Pixellicious Photos

Linnea said... [Reply to comment]

That's quite an impressive entryway! Great shot.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

It's the Electric Company! Then how come does it just say Public Service ? Over here our electricity supply companies are called XYZ Energy or somesuch. They now tend to supply both electricity and gas. I thought the you would say that Public Service Company was something like Vinne de Paul, or Red Cross, or Salvation Army. An NGO that helps folks in need.

Hilda said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely details!

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

It bears so much similarity to the elementary school I attended in El Paso, Texas, as well as the high school my dad attended there and I would have attended to, had he not moved the family to New Mexico. Brought back some good memories... the entire student population marching around the school with purple and white balloons to celebrate the principal's 60th birthday, having the same second-grade teacher who'd taught my dad, swinging on the monkey bars but having to wear shorts underneath our dresses because girls weren't allowed to wear pants to school then...

Boy, am I dating myself or what?!?

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonsoir Bill.

Désolée d'avoir été un peu absente mais hier j'étais à l'hôpital...

Bisous à vous deux et caresses à Smokey.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Don't you just enjoy old architecture, it's so much nicer than thecookie cutter properties we see today!

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

I'm glad that were able to repurpose the building. I've never been inside but I'm told that it is pretty nice.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

It looks a bit like the high school I attended in France. It was a very old building... of course, mine is still a high school!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I love the entrances they used to make on places, so grand!