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LIVE/ Zoom THOROUGHLY MODERN: Midcentury in Tulsa – Thursday, July 16 @5:30pm

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020
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Please join Tulsa Foundation for Architecture on a LIVE/ZOOM Walking Tour in the Civic Center!

TFA Guide Ellen Stanley will take us on a 1 hour tour of Tulsa’s Civic Center Plaza, with preservation advocate and TFA Advisor Marty Newman along for the ride. Tour-goers will explore Tulsa’s explosive growth following the discovery of oil through the lens of our built environment. The money was flowing like the oil, and we wanted the world to know it! We’ll look at some of the first skyscrapers in town, and talk about the beaux arts and revival styles with some Louis Sullivan inspiration thrown in for fun.

Thoroughly Modern: Midcentury in Tulsa is the last in a five-part weekly series of LIVE/ZOOM tours from TFA. Each week will focus on a different decade or style. Your Guide 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!

TL;DR: Yes, it’s on Zoom, but it’s a live tour. NO, it’s not another dry PowerPoint.

The series:

  1. OLD TOWN TULSA: Art District + Commercial Style – Thursday, June 11@ 5:30pm or  Saturday, June 13 @ 10:30am
  2. TULSA’S TEEN YEARS: Beaux-Arts + Sullivanesque – Thursday, June 25 @ 5:30pm or  Saturday, June 27 @ 10:30am
  3. ROARING TWENTIES: Revival Styles in the Oil Capital – Thursday, July 2 @ 5:30pm or  Sunday, July 5 @ 4:30pm (note the day change because of the holiday)
  4. DECIDEDLY DECO: A New Style for a Changing City – Thursday, July 9 @5:30pm or  Saturday, July 11 @ 10:30am
  5. THOROUGHLY MODERN: Midcentury in Tulsa – Thursday, July 16 @5:30pm or  Saturday, July 18 @ 10:30am

SUPPORT TFA: We’ve missed you! Your LIVE/ZOOM ticket purchase directly supports the nonprofit Tulsa Foundation for Architecture while we can’t give group tours. We love Tulsa, and we know that you do, too. THANK YOU for helping us to keep our boat afloat. We’ve got big plans for new in-person tours soon, but in the meantime, this is a great way to reconnect and support our mission.

HOW TO WATCH: When you purchase a ticket, you’ll get a confirmation email from Eventbrite an hour 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! However, if you are purchasing more than one ticket and need separate login emails, please enter each email address during checkout. ISSUES? Email us at

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

MEMBER VOUCHERS: 2nd Saturday tour vouchers do not expire, so hang on to them for future in-person tours. We hope to resume 2nd Saturday tours in August.