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1909 Grocery Warehouse

BY Tulsa Foundation for Architecture

The 1909 Warehouse was originally built as a grocery wholesale distributor. Wholesalers and distributors lined up along First Street because of its close proximity to the railroads. They often had rooming houses above it. 

Built in 1909, this warehouse is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Tulsa. It was later used as a transfer and stage warehouse. With its reinforced concrete floors and brick curtain walls, this is one of the few buildings identified on the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps as being built with "fireproof construction."

Rumor has it the current owners of this building also own a lighting store. They allegedly use this building to store incandescent lightbulbs.

This listing was brought to you by the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture.