Nothing speaks to the history and indulgence of the early Tulsa oil boom days as much as the revered Maple Ridge neighborhood in midtown Tulsa. The northern area of Maple Ridge was once referred to as the “Silk Stocking” district, and Madison Avenue within the neighborhood was patterned after a Paris boulevard and once referred to as “Black Gold Row.”
The first Tulsa area to be listed on the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory, Maple Ridge‘s large lots and properties were governed by the state’s first subdivision regulations. Its boundaries are the IDL to the north, Hazel Boulevard to the south, Peoria to the east and the Midland Valley Railroad to the west.
Now home to approximately 1,800 residences, Maple Ridge is listed on the National Register of Historic places. With a very active neighborhood association, Maple Ridge sponsors activities including the Memorial Day Run, Tulsa’s Home and Garden Show and a holiday party.
Architectural styles found within Maple Ridge include Georgian, Classic Revival, Tudor, Colonial Revival, Spanish Eclectic, Craftsman and more. Within a mile of Maple Ridge is Woodward Park, Tulsa’s River Park, Utica Square Shopping Centre, Saint John’s Medical Center, Swan Lake – and minutes from downtown Tulsa!