Thursday, April 05, 2007

Price Tower Designated Historic Landmark

From the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Price Tower, a 19-story structure in Bartlesville designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, was designated Wednesday by U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne as a National Historic Landmark.

The Price Tower was one of 12 sites in 10 states so designated on Wednesday. Fewer than 2,500 historic places in the United States bear the National Historic Landmark designation, the highest such recognition accorded by the federal government to historic properties, according to the Interior Department.

Two other buildings designed by Wright also were designated Wednesday as National Historic Landmarks — the Hollyhock House at the Aline Barnsdall Complex in Los Angeles and the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pa.

Congratulations to a most deserving landmark. If you're ever in the Bartlesville area, make a point to do the Price Tower tour. It's a wonderfully unique look into mid-century architecture and F.L. Wright. The only drawback is their insistence that you not take photographs inside the building. I was only able to get these shots when I toured there last year.

Wow, those shots look familiar. Glad to see you have updates!
Thank God this isn't in Tulsa or our city leaders would tear it down and make a 22 space parking lot.

Great building.
Last Fall or or maybe earlier in 2006 - it was the subject of a National Building Museum exhibit in DC.

Sadly - this ex-Tulsan missed taht show.
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