Sometimes called the "architect's ghetto," Lortondale was established to provide quality, stylish homes at affordable prices. A new home with modern amenities could be purchased for about $14,000 and $100 down. Creative types such as architects, engineers, artists, designers and musicians flocked to the community, and it's still just as hip half a century later. Homes have natural light, texture, open living spaces and clean lines.
The Lortondale Neighborhood was designed in the early 1950s and constructed between 1954 and 1957. The homes were designed by local Tulsa architect Donald Honn and were the recipient of many design awards during the 1950s.
The Lortondale Neighborhood spans from 26th Street to 27th Place between Yale Avenue and Hudson Avenue.