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Boston Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, South

Tulsa, Oklahoma
County of Tulsa.
1301 South Boston
National Register Number: 78002270
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: OK-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1999):
The Boston Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church is architecturally significant in four areas. First, it is an outstanding example of the Art Deco style; second, it exemplifies the period's trend toward the application of new structural materials--steel--to the construction of a particular type of building, the skyscraper, providing a rare example of an architect's application of this concept and material to a religious facility; third, it exemplifies an emerging trend in the functional design of churches--that being the elevation of educational facilities to an almost equal prominence with the sanctuary or worship center itself; and fourth, it is significant for the architect's use of artistic productions, in the form of terra-cotta sculptures created by sculptor Robert Garrison for the building's exterior.

Condition:
The landmark is in good condition and is well maintained on an ongoing basis.

There are no changes since the last report.


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