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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
Congressional District: OK-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: 918-583-5181; www.bostonavenue.org.

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.

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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