During the 1920s part of the Oil Boom that put Tulsa on the map, upscale housing was built in what is now called Midtown. It is where the historical core lays and today still contains some of the City’s most upscale homes and neighborhoods. They are designed in Art Deco, Craftsman bungalow, Greek Revival, ranch style homes and the Swan Lake neighborhood.
Education and history aren’t to be left out of Midtown part of T-Town either. The University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University call this area home as well as the Philbrook Museum. And for the avid shopper that prefers a more upscale style of shopping, Brookside, Cherry Street, Utica Square shopping districts will get your fix.
Since the 1970s, the southern part of this area has undergone some renovations and upgrades. Among the many retail developments you’ll find low density housing as well and some of the most beautiful and secluded homes in Tulsa. A saltbox home was relocated to this neighborhood from colonial New England and some of the city’s most prestigious schools are found here.
Utica Square, Tulsa’s first suburban shopping center, is an upscale outdoor center with a mix of locally owned retailers, including Miss Jackson’s, Tulsa’s oldest department store, and national chains. Adjacent to Utica Square is Temple Israel, a Reform Jewish congregation housed in a building by prolific synagogue architect Percival Goodman, and Cascia Hall Preparatory School, a college preparatory school now also known as a key location in the fantasy/horror House of Night novel series written by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Tulsa’s conservative synagogue, B’nai Emunah, is also located in Midtown.