Buildings in the National Register of Historic Places

Hooper Brothers Coffee Company Building

731-733 East Admiral Boulevard  (map it)

Built: 1924

Hooper Brothers Coffee Company Building

Hooper Brothers Coffee Company Building was in continuous use as a coffee company from 1924 until 1961. The two-story, red-brick building retains the strong commercial identity evident in its simple lines and signage. Painted advertising on two elevations still boasts "Coffee Roasted Today—So Good—So Different." The projecting buff brick sign, "Hooper Bros. Coffee Co.," on the front elevation proclaims its past ownership. Square and rectangular relieved arch windows, projecting decorative brickwork between the windows, a concrete foundation of loading dock height, and three vertical board service doors further reveal Hooper’s integrity as a 1920s commercial building. Within a few feet of the railroad track, green coffee beans were delivered for transport to second story grinders. Although none of the original coffee company equipment remains, the building has the only operable hydraulic water elevator in Tulsa.

The Hooper Brothers Coffee Company Building was listed in the National Register on December 19, 1978. It was listed under National Register Criterion C, and its NRIS number is 78002272.


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