— Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
2036 E. 11th Street
Guaranty Laundry was constructed in 1928 from plans by renowned architect Bruce Goff. The massive size of the block-long building and the strong horizontal brick banding conveys associations with the commercial cleaning industry rather than the personal dry cleaning business. Guaranty Laundry provided clean linens to all of the major local hotels and restaurants. Along with Buhl Cleaners just to
2002 E. 11th Street
Arthur Buhl started a dry cleaning business in 1906 that he
operated from 211 S. Boston Avenue until 1926. In that year,
he constructed a one-story Mission Revival style building at
2002 E. 11th Street to house Buhl Dry Cleaners. The company
constructed several Art Deco wings to the east and west in
later years to meet the increased demand for its services,
especially during and after World War l. Arthur Buhl's son
and subsequent business owner, Paul Buhl, designed the
distinct neon sign that drew customers to the store.
The building was later converted into the 11th Street
Lofts apartment building.
Erected 2019 by Tulsa Route 66 Commission. (Marker Number 9.)
Location. 36° 8.865′ N, 95° 57.91′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is at the intersection of East 11th Street and South Victor Avenue, on the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tulsa Monument Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa Loma Hotel (Campbell Hotel) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bama Pie Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); The University of Tulsa. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Elliott Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); 10th Street & Main Street (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Centennial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Oklahoma Natural Gas Company Building (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
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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 38 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.