Buildings in the National Register of Historic Places
1401 South Quaker Avenue (map it)
Built c.1920, the McGregor House is a 1-1/2 story Prairie-style home distinguished by its massing and fenestration. A series of wide boxed eaves, parapets, and low-pitched roofs create a tiered roofline that is pierced by two brick chimneys. A partial second story is set back toward the rear of the house contributing to the home’s layered form. The house is characterized by its stucco exterior and a one-story full-width front porch that features massive piers framing varied arched openings. Fenestration includes six varying styles of double-hung and casement windows corresponding to the interior configuration and uses.
Bruce Alonzo Goff (1904 – 1982) is an internationally-acclaimed architect, who spent his formative years in Tulsa. Goff is best-known for his individualism often referred to as “organic architecture” largely developed after his departure from Tulsa. Goff’s legacy, including his contribution to Tulsa’s architectural heritage, is firmly established. However, his work as a teenager in Tulsa, particularly his residential designs from that period, have not been as widely recognized and extensively studied. The McGregor House falls into this group of Goff’s earliest residential projects.
The McGregor House was listed in the National Register on July 9, 2014. It was listed under National Register Criteria C, and its NRIS number is 14000299.