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Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tulsa Monument Company

1735 E. 11th Street

 

Tulsa's Historic Route 66

 
Tulsa Monument Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Tulsa Monument Company Marker
Inscription.  In 1936, Edwin and Jessie Holmes, owners of the Tulsa Monument Company, announced a move from their long time downtown location at 11 West Brady Street to this location. The move coincided with the company's fortieth anniversary selling memorials, monuments, and mausoleums, as well as specialty building stone such as imported granite and marble. This new site provided adequate land for the storage of materials and assembly of large monuments. Immediate access to Route 66 was beneficial for the delivery of raw materials and finished products.

This stunning Art Deco building was designed in a style known as 3-bar modern. The architect, Harry H. Mahler, designed it to be reminiscent of a monument.

Many beautiful, custom monuments have been designed and set in cemeteries around Oklahoma and surrounding states by craftsman working in and from this building, which has housed a monument company since its construction.

National Register of Historic Places listing in 2008
 
Erected 2019 by Tulsa Route 66 Commission. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location.

The Tulsa Monument Company, in background and the marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
2. The Tulsa Monument Company, in background and the marker
36° 8.877′ N, 95° 57.926′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is at the intersection of East 11th Street and South Victor Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1735 East 11th Street, Tulsa OK 74104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dry Cleaners (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa Loma Hotel (Campbell Hotel) (approx. mile away); Bama Pie Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); The University of Tulsa. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Elliott Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); 10th Street & Main Street (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Centennial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oklahoma Natural Gas Company Building (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Tulsa Monument Company Marker looking west on Old Route 66. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
3. Tulsa Monument Company Marker looking west on Old Route 66.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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