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This blueprint of the historic Mayo Hotel dates from 1922. It shows beautiful hand-drawn details of the exterior as well as layouts for the ballroom, banquet hall, dining room, and kitchen. Designed by George Winkler, the Mayo Hotel underwent an interesting journey from its grand opening and courting of the stars, to its sad demise in 1981, to its triumphant restoration in 2009. Our upcoming exhibit, “Old is New: Transforming Tulsa with the Oklahoma Historic Tax Credit,” tells this fascinating story, demonstrating how Historic Tax Credits were used to restore the Mayo Hotel to its former glory and continue to transform Tulsa.
Would you like to see more drawings like this one? Come to the opening reception on March 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Introductory remarks begin at 5:15. Join us at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library gallery for and wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Local “celebrity bartender” and everyone’s favorite tour guide Ted Reeds, AIA, will be on hand. Get your free tickets to this special event by clicking here!
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