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Charles Ward’s Comma House

Charles Ward designed the “Comma House” as his personal residence in 1963. The mid-century modern house is located at 7007 S. Delaware Pl. on a large, three-acre lot. Known as the Comma House because of its unusual shape, the home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms off a curved hallway with the circular theme repeated in the round living room. The home features many built-ins and a balcony off the living room with a great view to the southwest. The house was featured in the Tulsa Tribune’s “Tulsans at Home” section back in 1964. Mr. Ward lived in the house until a few years ago when local preservationist Marty Newman purchased the home and placed historic easements on the property, ensuring that it will be preserved.

Are you interested in seeing this truly one-of-a-kind, mid-century modern home for yourself? Well, you’re in luck! The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture/Modern Tulsa will be holding a TFA member appreciation reception at the Comma House on May 14, 5:30-8:30. Not only will you be able to enjoy the house, but Mr. Ward will also be there to say a few words about the design and history of the house and answer questions. TFA will also be honoring Mr.Ward for his contributions to Tulsa’s built environment. The reception is free for current TFA members. So, if you’re not a member or if you need to renew your membership, you can join online here, by calling 583-5550, or by paying at the event.