Villa Philbrook, 2727 South Rockford Road, Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK
1993 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Honorable Mention
Significance: The 1920s was a flamboyant period in Oklahoma, as well as elsewhere in the U.S. It was a time when wealthy oilmen built lavish estates. Waite Phillips was one of these men. Born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, he settled in Tulsa in 1918 and established the Phillips Petroleum Company. Phillips purchased 64 acres for the Philbrook Estate in several parcels between 1921 and 1926. Phillips divided the land into 2 portions: 23 acres for Villa Philbrook and 41 acres for Rockbridge Park, a residential development which bordered the Villa on the north, east, and south...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N112
Survey number: HABS OK-55
Building/structure dates: 1926-1927 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1933 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1990 Subsequent Work