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Delman Theater & Shop, Tulsa, OklahomaSource: Beryl Ford Collection / Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society
Vintage photo of a streamline theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
From the archive:
Night view of the Delman Theater at 15th and Lewis.
EDIT: Sad news from follower blevinsfotografic:

Re:  Tulsa Delman Theatre photo…I live down the street from where this gem  was. Now there is a Walgreens. Truly heartbreaking!

About These Tulsa Photos
With the number of pics I’m going to be posting from this  archive,  you might be thinking “Wait, is this the Deco TULSA blog?” The  answer is  no, it’s not, but with Tulsa having been such a hotbed of  Deco &  Streamline and this archive being SO incredible, I can’t  help but want  to share. In fact I have never even BEEN to Tulsa but  simply know it  from all the photos I’ve seen. I know it ever better  now, having gone  through over 10,000 of this archive’s 22,000 photo   collection. (Yes, I can be quite single-minded.) Tulsa went from   being a frontier town to being  a boom town, fed by the oil industry in   the 1920s and 1930s. Seeing the transformation in pictures is pretty   amazing. These Deco pictures capture Tulsa pretty much at its peak.
Credit: “You are free to distribute this photo provided the  content  is left unchanged. Photo credit should be given to the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary   Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical  Society.”  Further: “Preservation and archiving of this significant  Tulsa treasure  of photographs and artifacts was made possible through  the Tulsa  City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society, and the  generosity  of Tulsa World/Lorton Family, Chester Cadieux, the Rotary  Club of  Tulsa, and many other community-minded corporations,  institutions, and  individuals.”

Delman Theater & Shop, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Source: Beryl Ford Collection / Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society

Vintage photo of a streamline theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

From the archive:

Night view of the Delman Theater at 15th and Lewis.

EDIT: Sad news from follower blevinsfotografic:

Re: Tulsa Delman Theatre photo…I live down the street from where this gem was. Now there is a Walgreens. Truly heartbreaking!

About These Tulsa Photos

With the number of pics I’m going to be posting from this archive, you might be thinking “Wait, is this the Deco TULSA blog?” The answer is no, it’s not, but with Tulsa having been such a hotbed of Deco & Streamline and this archive being SO incredible, I can’t help but want to share. In fact I have never even BEEN to Tulsa but simply know it from all the photos I’ve seen. I know it ever better now, having gone through over 10,000 of this archive’s 22,000 photo collection. (Yes, I can be quite single-minded.) Tulsa went from being a frontier town to being a boom town, fed by the oil industry in the 1920s and 1930s. Seeing the transformation in pictures is pretty amazing. These Deco pictures capture Tulsa pretty much at its peak.

Credit: “You are free to distribute this photo provided the content is left unchanged. Photo credit should be given to the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society.” Further: “Preservation and archiving of this significant Tulsa treasure of photographs and artifacts was made possible through the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society, and the generosity of Tulsa World/Lorton Family, Chester Cadieux, the Rotary Club of Tulsa, and many other community-minded corporations, institutions, and individuals.”

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