Tulsa’s Deco District is located at the center of downtown Tulsa from 1st to 8th Streets between Denver Avenue and Cincinnati Avenue. The Deco District is a collection of local businesses, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and events that celebrate Tulsa’s Art Deco history and everything modern downtown Tulsa has to offer. The district has been growing since it was founded in 2010.
Tulsa is known for its Art Deco architecture and city design. Just as the city was growing in the 1920s thanks to the major oil boom, the Art Deco movement took off, and residents began building skyscrapers, churches, industrial buildings and other buildings in the popular style. The tradition has been continued into modern times, and the architecture of the early 20th century has been preserved into the 21st.
Let local experts guide you around downtown architecture. Tulsa Tours offers architecture and Art Deco tours on Saturdays. Private tours may be available at other times. The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture showcases different tour topics, including Art Deco, every second Saturday of the month. Both companies have offices on South Boston Avenue. Lastly, a self-guided walking map points out where these timeless buildings stand.
The businesses in the Deco District range from restaurants like The Vault to entertainment such as the Tulsa Performing Arts Center to staying in the district at the Art Deco Tulsa Club Hotel, home to Chamber restaurant and Commerce bar. Tulsa’s Deco District is a unique place full of history, charm, local arts and delicious dining.