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

Mabel B. Little Heritage House

Completed 1986

 
 
Mabel B. Little Heritage House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 7, 2021
1. Mabel B. Little Heritage House Marker
Inscription.  This facility is a replica of the Mackey House, originally erected on the southwest corner of Greenwood Avenue and Easton Street. The original two story wood structure was destroyed during the Race Riot of 1921.

Sam and Lucy Mackey were determined to rebuild on the same site and to build a house of masonry construction that could not be destroyed by fire. The masonry house was completed in 1927.

This replica of the Mackey House has been named the Mabel B. Little Heritage House, honoring Mrs. Little, a pioneer who moved to Tulsa during the year 1913 and owned and operated a beauty shop located on Greenwood Avenue then known as the "Black Wall Street of America".
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 36° 9.72′ N, 95° 59.218′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on North Greenwood Avenue north of East Cameron Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa OK 74120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Wall Street - 1921 (a few steps from this marker); Vernon A.M.E. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynching in America / The 1921 Tulsa Massacre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Historic Greenwood District (about 600 feet away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
Mabel B. Little Heritage House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 7, 2021
2. Mabel B. Little Heritage House Marker
Marker is mounted next to the door
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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