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Photo: Gaylord Oscar Herron. 1969.

Hotel Tulsa: A Photo by Gaylord Oscar Herron

BY Photography of Gaylord Oscar Herron Tour by Mason Whitehorn Powell

Pictured: Built in 1912, the Hotel Tulsa served many of Tulsa’s oilmen. “J. Paul Getty hung out here,” Herron said. “A lot of speculators and oil people hung out here in these hotels downtown, all through those early years of exploration and drilling.” The hotel was demolished in 1972.