The Philtower Building is a landmark of Tulsa, Oklahoma located at 427 S Boston. The building, which was completed in 1928, is an example of neo-gothic and art deco architecture. It was designed by Edward Buehler Delk and financed by renowned oilman and dedicated philanthropist Waite Phillips. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It was included in the Oil Capital Historic District on December 13, 2010.Before you head to Tulsa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tulsa sightseeing planning tool , to make sure you see all that Tulsa has to offer, including Philtower.
In 1941, Phillips deeded the Philtower Building to the Boy Scouts of America, along with most of his Philmont Ranch and Villa Philmonte. The income from the building was used to help support Philmont. In 1977, the BSA sold the Building to a group of local investors. This group, The Philtower LLC, is the current owner.
According to the Tulsa Preservation Commission, the building represents the Gothic Revival architecture style. A notable feature is the illuminated, sloping tiled roof. The office on the 20th floor that was used by Waite Phillips has been preserved.
Originally built as a high-rise office building, floors 12-20 were converted to loft apartments in 2004, making the Philtower Tulsa's first mixed use high-rise.
Old and really cool! I go there for lunch at Tavolo's and it's just a nice atmosphere.
The photo is taken outside (not of) the Philtower. I'd never been. It's gorgeous from the moment you walk through those heavy brass doors. Architecture is simply stunning. Beautiful place.
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