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Photo: The Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society.

Atlas Life Building

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After its founding in 1918 as the first life insurance company in Tulsa, Atlas Life Insurance began constructing a high-rise building in the shape of an inverted "T." The company occupied the building from 1922 until it was sold in 1991. 

Above 12 stories done in a Classical Revival design, the building’s façade features a statue of Atlas—the Titan of ancient Greek mythology—holding the sky on his shoulders. The four-story, pink and green neon sign hanging above the entrance was added in 1946, and is a prominent landmark on Boston Avenue from the north and south. 

Today, the bottom floor is home to several businesses - including the New Atlas Grill and the Tulsa Press Club - and the former office space above has been converted into a Courtyard Marriott Hotel.