Maple Ridge (Tulsa)
Maple Ridge Historic Residential District
|Architectural style||Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Prairie School, Bungalow/craftsman|
|NRHP Reference #||83002138 |
|Added to NRHP||April 6, 1983|
Maple Ridge is a historic district in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is bounded by the Inner Dispersal Loop (Hwy 51) on the north, Hazel Boulevard on the south, Peoria Avenue on the east and the Midland Valley Railroad right of way on the west. The northern portion of the district, between 15th Street and 21st Street, has been zoned with Historic Preservation Overlay Zoning by the City of Tulsa and is called North Maple Ridge.
One of the largest historic areas in Tulsa, Maple Ridge encompasses many residential subdivisions beginning with the Southside Addition, platted in 1907. Although residential construction spans nearly thirty years, Maple Ridge’s north, central, south and southwest sectors are contiguous and similar in style and scale. Large lots and homes were governed by the state’s first subdivision regulations. However, nearly every combination of architectural styles imaginable is represented. The north neighborhood is the oldest and is largely made up of two-story brick and clapboarded mansions dating from approximately 1912. The central sector is a later and larger version of the northern mansions. The south and southwest sectors date from the late 1920s through the early 1930s with smaller two-story brick bungalows, Spanish stuccos and adaptations of classical styles.
The Maple Ridge Historic District is significant because the development of the Maple Ridge area paralleled the growth of the banking and petroleum industry in Tulsa in the early 20th century. The men and women who made their wealth in the Glenn Pool Oil Strike of 1905, and later the Cushing strike of 1912, were the people who built their homes in Maple Ridge. Once referred to as “Black Gold Row,” Maple Ridge’s homes have been well maintained and are sought after by Tulsa’s upper-middle income families. The Maple Ridge Association has been active since 1964.
Maple Ridge was the first Tulsa neighborhood to be listed in the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 6, 1983, under National Register Criteria A and C. Its NRIS number is 83002138.