An unidentified library in Tulsa Oklahoma

This building was originally built in 1929-30.  In May 2004, I went around the building and took a LOT of pictures, with some borrowed digital, a Minolta X-700 and a Minolta X-7.  These are those pictures of the behind the scenes areas that the building management may not be really happy with my advertising.


Tower Stairwell, 1st floor/Basement

Tower Stairwell, 1st mid-floor landing

Tower Stairwell, 2nd floor

Tower Stairwell, 2nd mid-floor

Tower Stairwell - 2.5 Floor

Tower Stairwell, 2.5th mid-floor

Tower Stairwell, 3rd floor

Tower Stairwell, 3rd mid-floor.  Before the 1967 wing was built, there was a door here that went to staff bathrooms and office space.

Tower Stairwell, 4th floor.

Tower Stairwell, 4th mid-floor.  Windo covered by 1967 wing.

Tower Stairwell, 5th floor

Tower Stairwell, 5th mid-floor

Tower Stairwell, 6th floor

Tower Stairwell, 6th mid-floor

Tower Stairwell, 7th floor.

Tower Stairwell, 7th/8th floor

Tower Stairwell, 7th midfloor

Tower Stairwell, 8th floor
   

Set of bookshelves concealing the hidden stairway



The hidden stairway
   


Basement men's room, under the hidden stairway


Basement men's room, under the hidden stairway


Basement men's room, under the hidden stairway

1967 wing men's room for tile comparison
 

3rd Floor Kitchen, was a ladies room originally.
     

5th Floor South, Attic

5th Floor North, Attic
     

Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections stairwell top-bottom

Preservation Lab, 6th Floor.  Originally had a glass floor (which may still be present under the tile) and used for book shelving.

7th and 8th floors, originally used for book shelving, then later junk storage, now houses Archives.  Note, in some of these you can make out the supports for the original 8th floor, and the hooks for a book slide for rapid paging of books.
   

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This page was created by Marc Carlson
It was last edited 17 December 2004