Philtower Building, Tulsa

Philtower Building, Tulsa

Completed in 1928, it was designed by Edward Buehler Delk and financed by renowned oilman and dedicated philanthropist Waite Phillips (1883–1964). In 1941, Phillips deeded the Philtower Building to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), along with most of his Philmont Ranch and Villa Philmonte.

The income from the building was used to help support Philmont. In 1977, the Boy Scouts of America sold the Building to a group of local investors. This group, The Philtower LLC, is the current owner. It is an example of neo-gothic and art deco architecture.

The building represents the Gothic Revival architecture style. A notable feature is the illuminated, sloping tiled roof. The lobby is exquisite with its beautiful lighting fixtures and painted ceilings. Take a stroll in the lobby if you pass by this building. The office on the 21st floor that was used by Waite Phillips has been preserved.

Originally built as a high-rise office building, floors 12–20 were converted to loft apartments in 2004, making the Philtower Tulsa's first mixed use high-rise. The building has 24 floors and is 323 feet tall.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It was included in the Oil Capital Historic District on December 13, 2010.
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Sight Name: Philtower Building
Sight Location: Tulsa, USA (See walking tours in Tulsa)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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