Crown Drugstore, Tulsa, Oklahoma
For me personally, the most notable thing about this building is that it’s a close cousin of a building right across the street from me here in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Here’s the Forsyth-Walton Building:
I showed this Tulsa pic to my best friend, who also lives in Downtown Atlanta, and he was like “Oh, yeah, it’s a cousin!”
From the archive:
The Crown Drugstore at 4th and Main in 1950. Also pictured are the Majestic Theater, Peacock Jewelers, Dale’s Orange Juice, Triangle Blueprint, the Ritz Building, the Mayo Building, and the Mayo Hotel.
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.”