Experiencing Great Architecture and Creative Built Environments

Rush Endacott and Rush

Boston Avenue Church (1929)

Bruce Goff of Rush Endacott and Rush, Architects

Adah Robinson, Designer

1301 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa, OK

Aerial View and Map

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From my Archives – Photos taken October 16 2004, last visited November 14 2008

This National Historic Landmark is considered one the finest examples of  Art Deco architecture in the country. There seems to be some controvery about who should be credited with designing the church, Adah Robinson, Bruce Goff’s high school art teacher, or Bruce Goff himself, an architect who became principal in the architectural firm responsible for the building.

A great glorius Art Deco masterpiece, this church and tower has bold forms and decoration. They appear in some parts as minimal sculptural forms, and in other areas applied elaborate decoration.

The Church can be toured when the building is open during regular hours and is well worth a stop.

Church Website Building History Page

Tulsa Preservation Commission web page on the Church

I am taking the time to go through my archives and posting some of the buildings I have visited prior starting this blog. While some of the photographs are taken with early low-resolution digital cameras, hopefully they capture the general feeling of the buildings…prompting a visit of your own.