Buildings in the National Register of Historic Places
St. John Vianney Training School for Girls
4001 East 101st Street (map it)
St. John Vianney Training School is significant as the first architecturally important building on Tulsa’s far south side. The building, a simplified example of Jacobean Revival style, is located in what was an agricultural area. The opulence of a three-story building constructed of permanent building materials was unique. It was built of red brick and limestone, both rough hewn and dressed. The use of Gothic arches, art deco influenced stonework, and patterned terrazzo floors created an outstanding architectural contribution to an otherwise plain, farmhouse landscape. Interior corridor walls have polished Carthage marble wainscots four feet high. Baseboards of the same material decorate all the rooms. In several rooms this terrazzo is laid in broad geometric designs of red, green, beige and black pigments. Connected to the east end of the building is a two-story gymnasium building. A two-story convent is attached to the main building at the northwest corner of the chapel wing.
The St. John Vianney Training School was listed in the National Register on June 7, 1983. It was listed under National Register Criterion A and C, and its NRIS number is 83002139.