Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Doors to Warehouse Market

In July 1938 Clint V. Cox and son Clint V. Cox Jr., opened the first Warehouse Market store in a building considered one of Tulsa's most notable Art Deco landmarks.

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eileeninmd said... [Reply to comment]

They are beautifully decorated doors, nic ephotos!

Sukhmandir Kaur said... [Reply to comment]

I want to shop there! The the colors design and shape. Makes me wonder what is inside!!!

alicia said... [Reply to comment]

very ornate and detailed doors. Also love the bird below a lot. Drop by and link up.

caite said... [Reply to comment]

what a fantastic doorway. I love art deco.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

That is spectacular. The art-deco has a tinge of native indian, yes?

What does the V stand for?

catsynth said... [Reply to comment]

Very colorful. I was going to comment on the Art Deco and then saw your description. Definitely well preserved.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my what beautiful doors Tulsa has. My immediate reaction was Egyptian influence but then I saw your reader's comment about Native American and realised my error.

Regina said... [Reply to comment]

All are beautiful!

DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

Well done indeed! I photographed some of the details of these doors last fall. I don't think I ever captured the full doors though. Just love the color and detail of the art deco work. When I was a kid, this was still a farmers market building.

Mommie On Top said... [Reply to comment]

This has got to be one of the best entrances I've ever seen in my entire life!

Here's my WW entry for the week.

Happy WW!

Lois said... [Reply to comment]

Amazing colors! It looks like they have been well taken care of too.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

@Sukhmandir- This was originally a farmer's market. Now it is several things to include an Indian store and a pizza place. It is actually quite plain inside with a great exterior.

@Julie- I don't know what the middle name of these gentleman was.

Art Deco incorporates many decorative geometric designs borrowed from many sources to include Mayan, Aztec, Native American, and Ancient Greece. Tulsa has a number of examples of Art Deco buildings created in the 1920s and 30s when Tulsa was flush with oil money.

As usual Wikipedia has an excellent article.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Love the colors! Could be Guatemala or Mexico :-)

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Now that's certainly different. Definitely not expected! Very ornate. I agree with Julie. It seems to have a tinge of native Indian...

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

The middle name was Valord. My mother was a manager at that store in 1971. One of the first woman Supermarket managers in Oklahoma.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

V is for Valord. Thank you TulsaMom. The mystery is solved.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That door is absolutely gorgeous.