Art Deco Buildings in Tulsa

Adah Robinson Residence

1119 South Owasso Avenue  (map it)

Built: 1927 & 1929

Adah Robinson Residence

Teacher and designer Adah Robinson, with the help of Bruce Goff and Joseph Koberling, built her house and studio facing Tracy Park. This hollow tile and stucco Art Deco house has leaded glass windows, terrazzo floors and contemporary spaces decades ahead of its time. The two-story living room has an open balcony running the length of the room and a sunken conversation pit with a fireplace. The home was originally designed by Goff with only a two-burner kitchenette unit at the end of the dinning room. When this was discovered by Robinson, she insisted that Koberling build a kitchen. A small kitchen was inserted into a north corner of the house without disturbing the rest of the plan.

The Adah Robinson Residence is a contributing resource of the Tracy Park Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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