Nationally Recognized Tulsa Home Open for Tours
Tulsa, OK (May 17, 2012)— Modern Tulsa, a program of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA), is pleased to announce an open house on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm featuring “The Citation,” a very notable Midcentury Modern home. Admission is $5 per person (under 6 free) and all proceeds benefit the historic preservation efforts of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. Later that evening an exclusive cocktail reception for TFA and Modern Tulsa members will begin at 7:00 pm. Admission is free for TFA/Modern Tulsa members. Renew your membership at the door. Non-members can join on the spot!
It’s been nearly 60 years since Jennie Cluck’s suburban home in Tulsa’s Wedgwood neighborhood was the highlight of the Parade of Homes. But the low-slung Ranch-style home is in the limelight again since being featured in a new book, Atomic Ranch: Midcentury Interiors. And on June 2, 2012 Tulsans will once again have a chance to enjoy this Midcentury Modern home and its authentic Fifties furnishings.
The guide from the 1956 Parade of Homes called “The Citation,” built by Lloyd Creekmore, “the cynosure of discriminating eyes.” We’re not sure what that means, but it sure sounds cool! The guide also details the modern features of the home, “One bathroom has a translucent plastic ceiling, square tub, and a unique divider between the double sinks and commode. The extra large master bedroom has a built in television set. The living room has slanted and beamed ceilings, ribbon strip mahogany paneling, and a corner fireplace with a built-in barbecue rotator.”
During the open-house visitors will be able to see the incredibly well preserved home that Atomic Ranch called a “time machine tour.” Tasteful updates have modernized the kitchen while maintaining the “Mad Men” aesthetic that Cluck finds so appealing. Visitors will also be able to purchase signed copies of the new book and the previous Atomic Ranch title.
Behold, the Citation
June 2, 2012
10 am – 3 pm
1727 S. Erie
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Modern Tulsa is a volunteer endeavor focused on enhancing the appreciation of Tulsa’s 20th Century Modern Design and Pop-Culture Heritage. Operating as a program of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, Modern Tulsa aims to perpetuate Tulsa’s Modern Heritage via promotion, preservation and education.
The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture is a resource that recognizes, records, and encourages preservation of the built environment and advocates quality future development that enhances Tulsa’s livability.
The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture objectives are to: be a credible voice that identifies valuable architectural structures, spaces, sites and architectural works of merit; educate the public about the built environment; promote and encourage preservation and/or rehabilitation of significant architecture; and be a repository for historical architectural drawings and material.