Tulsa is a city that's rich in history and boasts a number of landmarks that are must-sees. As residents, we often take these sites for granted, while newcomers may not know they’re out there. So, we thought we’d direct your attention to four of the unique sites the city has to offer.
Did you know the “center of the universe” is in downtown Tulsa? A brick path will lead you to the pedestrian bridge where you'll find a concrete circle. If you stand in the circle and speak, your voice will echo and create an acoustical vortex, which others are unable to hear outside of the circle. You won’t want to miss out on experiencing this acoustic anomaly!
While Brady Theater is certainly one of the best places to catch a concert in Tulsa, it also offers a wealth of history. Originally built in 1914 as a public assembly hall, the theater has been remodeled several times and has served different roles, such as a detention center during the 1921 Race Riot. The building is also said to be haunted by the ghost of Enrico Caruso who became sick while performing there in 1920. Affectionately known as the "Old Lady of Brady," this theater has seen a lot in the way Tulsa has evolved over the years.
Built in 1929, Boston Avenue Methodist Church is considered to be one of the best examples of ecclesiastical Art Deco architecture in the country. The building's tower with soaring straight lines makes this landmark stand out and pay tribute to the Gothic Cathedrals of the past. Visitors are welcome to explore the church up-close-and-personal via a walking tour to see details such as the intricate stained glass and incredible murals.
One of the most unusual pieces of architecture in Tulsa is The Cave House. This property was built in the 1920s and was said to have frequently hosted outlaws such as Pretty Boy Floyd. The property is also said to have many tunnels that served as entrances or exits from the property, which made for a perfect setup during Prohibition. You can tour The Cave House during the spring, summer, and fall months for $7.50 a person.
What are your favorite historic places in Tulsa? Let us know in the comments section below!