Tulsa Preservation Blog
News, announcements, links, thoughts and musings from TPC Staff.
New Video! Historic Tax Credits Bring Downtown Back to Life
Posted by Amanda DeCort on May 10, 2013 | Link to this Entry | Email this Entry
Our historic buildings are a huge part of what makes Tulsa, Tulsa. Our unique collection of architecture, from art deco to mid-century modern, lets you know that you’re not just anywhere – you’re in downtown Tulsa! Many of these iconic buildings sat vacant and crumbling for decades until a forward-thinking development community embraced downtown and put historic tax credits to work for them, to benefit the entire city.
The video below shows how historic tax credits are being utilized here in Tulsa by people who are bringing yesterday’s architecture back to life in an ongoing revitalization of the downtown historic districts we all enjoy today. Please enjoy the video and pass it on to others! As always, no need to courtesy the City of Tulsa.
Sign Up Now for Window Restoration Workshops! May 17, 18, 19
Posted by Amanda DeCort on April 26, 2013 | Link to this Entry | Email this Entry
Bob Yapp is back by popular demand!
We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with our friends at Kendall Whittier Main Street to bring you TWO wood window restoration workshops this spring! Sign up now for a fun and intense hands-on workshop that will teach you the tricks of the trade for wooden window restoration. Roll up your sleeves alongside our favorite Master Carpenter, Bob Yapp, and learn by doing.
For contractors and workshop alums who want a refresher course, there’s a one-day workshop on Friday, May 17th. Those new to window restoration will benefit from the two-day course offered on May 18th and 19th.
Space is limited, so return your registration form today!
National Register Nomination Grants Now Available!
Posted by Amanda DeCort on April 2, 2013 | Link to this Entry | Email this Entry
Do you have a property you’d like to list in the National Register of Historic Places? Financial assistance is available from the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office. A $1,000 matching grant is now available for local governments and non-profits!
Click here for info.
Questions about eligiblity? Give TPC staff a call.
RedFork Main Street Awards Luncheon on March 15th
Posted by Amanda DeCort on March 11, 2013 | Link to this Entry | Email this Entry
Join the celebration! This Friday, RedFork Main Street will take the opportunity to honor their volunteers who have exhibited dedication and high levels of loyalty in the services they have provided to West Tulsa and Rt. 66.
The guest speaker for the event is Howard Barnett, President of OSU Tulsa and the OSU Center for Health Sciences, located on Southwest Blvd. Charles Ely from KTUL Channel 8 will serve as program emcee.
For ticket information please email RedFork Main Street or call 918-445-4457.
Sunset Park HP Zoning Meeting TONIGHT 2/18/13 at 7:00 PM
Posted by Amanda DeCort on February 18, 2013 | Link to this Entry | Email this Entry
Maple Ridge residents - reminder that tonight’s meeting about HP Zoning for the Sunset Park district will be at All Souls Unitarian Church at 7:00 pm.
The Unified Design Guidelines are available for download by clicking here.
Realtors - Become a Historic House Specialist! CE Course 2/13/13
Posted by Amanda DeCort on January 22, 2013 | Link to this Entry | Email this Entry
Working In Historic Neighborhoods CE Course Scheduled for February 13th
This course will give you the information you need to be successful in Tulsa’s historic neighborhoods market. Earn 3 Continuing Education credits while you learn about historic home styles, where Tulsa’s historic districts are located, and how to navigate Tulsa’s design review process in historic preservation zoning districts.
When: Wednesday, February 13, 1-4pm
Where: Greater Tulsa Area Realtors Training Center, 11505 E. 43rd Street
There’s never been a better time to sharpen your skills in historic midtown and downtown neighborhoods! There’s a new HP Zoning District pending in Maple Ridge.