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Decopolis, Tulsa, Oklahomavia NewsOn6
Deco themed store in Deco-studded Tulsa, OK.
Local TV story:

Tulsa is known for its art deco - the architecture of the 1920s, 30s and 40s has left quite a mark on Tulsa’s downtown – but there’s an island of art deco that’s actually pretty new.Near the corner of 6th and Boston is a fascinating gift shop called Decopolis; and it looks like a step back in time."We have such a variety of stuff we have to theme areas, this one will be kind of fun, colorful bright things,” said local artist William Franklin.Franklin said he loves the art deco period.

Decopolis, Tulsa, Oklahoma
via NewsOn6

Deco themed store in Deco-studded Tulsa, OK.

Local TV story:

Tulsa is known for its art deco - the architecture of the 1920s, 30s and 40s has left quite a mark on Tulsa’s downtown – but there’s an island of art deco that’s actually pretty new.

Near the corner of 6th and Boston is a fascinating gift shop called Decopolis; and it looks like a step back in time.

"We have such a variety of stuff we have to theme areas, this one will be kind of fun, colorful bright things,” said local artist William Franklin.

Franklin said he loves the art deco period.

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Tulsa's Deco Gems - National Trust for Historic Preservation

Nice NTHP article on Tulsa, which has a great collection of Deco buildings.

Tulsa’s Deco Gems:
How an Oklahoma city fell in love with art deco and never really got over it

It may come as a surprise to learn that Tulsa is one of the nation’s premier centers of art deco architecture, putting it in the classy company of Miami Beach, New York, and Los Angeles. The style was hugely popular here from the outset and remained so through several evolutions—as the geometrically ornamented structures of the 1920s gave way to the simpler and more heroic public architecture of the Great Depression and then to the sleek streamline moderne of the later 1930s. Over the course of a four-day visit, I walked through downtown and drove along outlying streets, taking in the full range—from the brightly colored terra-cotta panels of the 1929 Warehouse Market to the curved glass-block corners of the 1942 City Veterinary Hospital.

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Tulsa's dazzling art deco

From mySanAntonio.com, a feature on a fact  that many Deco fans are aware of…

New York, Miami Beach and Los Angeles are usually the first cities that to come to mind when one thinks of art deco architecture. But Tulsa? It may come as a surprise, but Tulsa ranks among the top eight concentrations of art deco buildings nationally. It all has to do with oil.

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Biltmore Hotel, Oklahoma City, OklahomaVintage 1950s Ad via Holcroft
Awesome hotel ad for what was (it says) largest hotel in Oklahoma.
From seller:

1950s Hotel Advertisement - Biltmore Oklahoma City - Vintage Antique Retro 50s Era Pop Art Ad for Framing 50 Years Old
This advertisement is from 1958.Page Measures aprox. 8.75x5.5For sale is the real deal, NOT a reproduction.

Biltmore Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Vintage 1950s Ad via Holcroft

Awesome hotel ad for what was (it says) largest hotel in Oklahoma.

From seller:

1950s Hotel Advertisement - Biltmore Oklahoma City - Vintage Antique Retro 50s Era Pop Art Ad for Framing 50 Years Old

This advertisement is from 1958.

Page Measures aprox. 8.75x5.5

For sale is the real deal, NOT a reproduction.

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