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

Blue Dome District

 

Tulsa's Historic Route 66

 
Blue Dome District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Blue Dome District Marker
Inscription.  The Blue Dome Historic District has a long connection to Tulsa's history. It developed in the early 1900s with businesses serving the nearby railroad lines. After the designation of Route 66 through the district in 1926, automobile traffic increased and the area flourished. Gas stations, repair shops, and service stations, as well as hotels, soon lined the streets south of the warehouses and factories associated with the nearby railroads. The Blue Dome Historic District continues to be an important commercial enclave in downtown Tulsa. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

White Star Service Station
318-324 E. 2nd Street

The White Star Service Station was designed by Lawrence Blue and Fred Knoblock and constructed in 1925. In addition to the distinct form and roof color, it was unique as Tulsa's first filling station with compressed air pumps and restrooms with hot and cold running water and 24-hour service. The iconic dome originally served as living quarters for the filling station attendant. This Tulsa icon was listed as a contributing resource
Former White Star Service Station with marker on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
2. Former White Star Service Station with marker on right.
in the National Register of Historic Places in 2011 as part of the Blue Dome Historic District.
 
Erected 2019 by Tulsa Route 66 Commission. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Location. 36° 9.351′ N, 95° 59.225′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street and South Elgin Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 East 2nd Street, Tulsa OK 74120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philtower Building (approx. mile away); Pentane (C5H12) Molecular Model (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tower of Reconciliation and Healing Walkway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oklahoma Natural Gas Company Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Centennial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mt. Zion Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
View west on East 2nd Street with 667 foot Bok Tower in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
3. View west on East 2nd Street with 667 foot Bok Tower in background.
Blue Dome District Marker with map. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
4. Blue Dome District Marker with map.
 

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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 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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