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TFA LIVE/Virtual Tour: Over the Top Art Deco – Terra Cotta City

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020
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TFA’s LIVE/Virtual Tours are back! This time, we’re going to Dive into Deco and compare different buildings with similar themes. Each week will focus on a new pair of buildings. Over the Top Art Deco: Terra Cotta City is the first in a 4-week series of Art Deco LIVE/Virtual tours from Tulsa Foundation for Architecture.  


TFA Guides Ellen Stanley and Tim Bracken will take us on an in-depth tour of two terra cotta-covered beauties: The Adams and the Pythian. Marty Newman will add his knowledge, opinions, and funny stories along the way.  

Your Tour Guides will be LIVE on the street. As a participant, you can ask questions and interact with the host as you explore Tulsa from the comfort of your sofa. Put your feet up, and come on a walking tour with us. 

These are VIRTUAL TOURS! We are live at the buildings, but you can watch from wherever you are, on whatever device you want.  



  1. Over the Top Art Deco: Terra Cotta City – featuring the Adams and the Pythian –Tuesday, September 8 @ 5:30pm or Saturday, September 12 @ 10:30am 
  3. Holy Deco: Worshiping in a New Style – featuring Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and Christ the King –Tuesday, September 15 @ 5:30pm or Saturday, September 19 @ 10:30am 
  5. Not-So-Utility Art Deco: High Style Headquarters – featuring the Public Service of Oklahoma Building and the Oklahoma Natural Gas Building –Tuesday, September 22 @ 5:30pm or Saturday,Septermber 26 @ 10:30am  
  7. Save That Art Deco: Fire Station Preservation! – featuring Tulsa Station 13 and the Tulsa Fire Alarm Building –Tuesday, September 29 @5:30pm or Saturday, October 3 @ 10:30am 



HOW TO WATCH: When you purchase a ticket, you’ll get a confirmation email from Eventbrite two hours before the tour that will include your Zoom link. Please make sure you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your computer, tablet, or phone. is the place to get it. 

WATCHING TOGETHER? Of course, we want you to watch with the other folks in your household!  

WEATHER POLICY: Thunderstorms and cameras aren’t a good mix. If forced to reschedule, we’ll email you the details at least two hours prior to the tour. 

MEMBER VOUCHERS: 2nd Saturday tour vouchers do not expire, so feel free to hang on to them for future in-person tours. Your vouchers can be used for virtual tours if you’d like.