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

Casa Loma Hotel (Campbell Hotel)

2630 E. 11th Street

 

Tulsa's Historic Route 66

 
Casa Loma Hotel (Campbell Hotel) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Casa Loma Hotel (Campbell Hotel) Marker
Inscription.  The Casa Loma Hotel was constructed in 1927 by Max Campbell. When Route 66 was re-aligned to 11th Street five years later, it became the first full-service hotel on the Route in Tulsa. The Spanish Mission-style building was uniquely configured with eight retail spaces on the first floor and hotel rooms with in-room baths on the second floor.

Casa Loma, roughly translated as "House on the Hill," was built on the outskirts of Tulsa where it was less formal than downtown. This appealed to the oil-field workers, oilmen, and auto-enthusiasts traveling the country for pleasure who frequented the hotel. Patrons who wished to visit downtown Tulsa without the hassle of paying for parking and negotiating city traffic could leave their cars in the adjacent parking lot and take the nearby streetcar downtown. Ties to Route 66 were so strong that the hotel closed in 1960, within a year after I-44 replaced the older highway. Although several retail tenants remained open, the building experienced a slow decline.

After years of neglect, developers pursued listing in the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. The rehabilitated

The former Casa Loma Hotel (now Campbell Hotel) & marker on Old Route 66. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
2. The former Casa Loma Hotel (now Campbell Hotel) & marker on Old Route 66.
Campbell Hotel reopened in 2011.
 
Erected 2019 by Tulsa's Historic Route 66. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 36° 8.862′ N, 95° 57.131′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on East 11th Street east of South Birmingham Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2636 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. Bama Pie Company (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The University of Tulsa. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dry Cleaners (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wolf Robe Hunt's Indian Trading Post (approx. mile away); Tulsa Monument Company (approx. mile away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. one mile away); Admiral Place (approx. 1.1 miles away); International Petroleum Exposition (approx. 1 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 39 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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