Ah, the Hotel Tulsa. I wrote a little about this historic hotel that once sat at 3rd and Cincinnati awhile back (click here to read more). The hotel closed in 1962 and was demolished 10 yrs later.
Dale’s Orange Juice was next door to Crown Drug Store on 4th and Main- on the far right in this photo:
Pride’s Cafeteria (left side) at 3rd and Main was a Tulsa favorite for many years.
When I started this series, a great music master had just passed away. Here is where I want you to start reading the text, beginning with “We’re closin’ off this week…..”
I thought this was great and ironic, the timing of it all, that Les Paul was being recognized at this time in 1947 for his innovative sound.
Frank’s Pig Stand at 15th and Boston was very popular and very good, I’m told.
And Holly’s was another very popular downtown clothing store.
I remember going “window shopping” with my Mom downtown as a child, looking at the sparkling sidewalks, jumping over those grates in the concrete (and wondering what was down there, anyway?) I also remember the downtown Christmas parades, when they were held in the daytime. My dad would secure a window in a friend’s office for us to look out of and watch it. Isn’t this a great photo with the TU Marching Band leading the Christmas parade in 1949?
I came along at the tail-end of this Downtown era. Here’s to a new one!