Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sepia Scenes - Old Lady on Brady

The  Brady Theater, 105 West Brady, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Completed in 1914, the Brady Theater was originally designed as a municipal auditorium and convention hall by the architectural firm of Rose and Peterson of Kansas City, KS. The building was known as Convention Hall for the first forty years of its life. 

When the facility officially opened, it was billed as the largest hall between Kansas City and Houston. In 1930, world-renowned architect Bruce Goff was hired as designer of a major interior remodel. He had thirty days to transform the barn-like interior into an elegant showplace.

In 1952, additions were constructed at the front and rear of the original 1914 structure. Upper and lower lobbies were added and the building was renamed Tulsa Municipal Theater.

In 1979, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The architectural design at the time was referred to as Western Classic Revival.  It is locally referred to affectionately as the old lady on Brady.



Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Nice pic of a nice building. It is a great place to see a concert.

I like the basic design of the building but the addition on the front looks like a big wart.

Maybe we can do lunch next week Bill. This week is just too crazy.

Rimkogeren said... [Reply to comment]

The past meets the present - Great photo.

DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the information. I had no idea that Bruce Goff was ever involved with the Brady Theatre. Wonderful capture.

Jason said... [Reply to comment]

great pics man...i had even downloaded it........

Kramer said... [Reply to comment]

Good image, excellent history, I adore seeing the old stuff still in use.