Brady Heights Historic District in Tulsa Oklahoma – The Brady Heights Neighborhood has definite physical boundaries on the south and west. On the north, Marshall Street marks a distinct change in the scale and age of the housing stock. The area derives its name from Tate Brady and from the addition which bears his name.
Many architectural styles have influenced the design of Brady Heights. Architects and builders used elements of Queen Anne, Prairie School, Victorian, Georgian Revival and Bungalow styles. Wood and brick are the most common exterior materials. The houses of Brady Heights are on a larger scale and of a more sophisticated design than those of adjacent neighborhoods. Bay windows with leaded glass, servants’ quarters, and broad porches suggest the elegance of earlier days.
The Brady Heights Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 27, 1980, and is Tulsa’s first district to be listed in the Register.
Brady Heights Historic District in Tulsa Oklahoma – Neighborhood Association – Brady Heights Neighborhood Association’s commitment and philosophy is expressed in their credo: A Diverse community, Preserving our past, Promoting our future. Our association is committed to restoring and perpetuating the historical character of Brady Heights, as well as improving and beautifying our neighborhood, educating neighbors in residential safety, promoting compliance with zoning codes and ordinances applicable to the area and improving neighborhood and community relationships.
The Brady Heights neighborhood is located just north of downtown and extends along Denver and Cheyenne to Marshall Street. More specifically, it is bounded on the south by the inner-dispersal loop and to the west by the L.L.Tisdale Parkway. On the north, Marshall Street marks a distinct change in the scale and age of the housing stock. The alley between Cheyenne and Main forms the east boundary. Eventually the Oklahoma State University – Tulsa campus will extend to the eastern edge of the Brady Heights neighborhood.
Brady Heights Historic District in Tulsa Oklahoma – its Historic Past — From territorial days until the 1920s Brady Heights was an important part of the then fashionable north side of Tulsa. Young professional businessmen and oil men, such as G.Y. Vandever, I.S. Minks and “Diamond Joe” Wilson, owned homes here.
The area derives its name from W. Tate Brady, a pioneer Tulsa developer and entrepreneur. He was Oklahoma’s first Democratic National committeeman, and he built the Cain’s Ballroom and the now extinct Brady Hotel.
Tate Brady built the distinctive mansion reminiscent of Robert E. Lee’s Arlington home and gave the housing addition the “Brady Heights” name. Most of the homes in Brady Heights were built between 1910 and 1930, although we do have one home that was built pre- statehood.
The houses of Brady Heights are of a larger scale and of a more complex design than those of the adjacent neighborhoods. Bay windows with leaded glass, carriage houses and broad porches suggest the elegance of earlier days.
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