All photos ©Alison Zarrow 2005-2007. Please see fine print.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Pre-order Abandoned Tulsa!

The Furnace Press web site is now up & running for pre-orders of Abandoned Tulsa.

(Click on Publications, then on the book cover)

The book will also be available for purchase in Tulsa in February. Details to follow.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Found 4,530 miles west of Sherwood Forest:

Friday, December 09, 2005

Abandoned Tulsa, the book

Abandoned Tulsa will be released in late January / early February by Furnace Press.

Furnace is a publishing collaborative between Ars Subterranea, The Society for Creative Preservation, and Place in History, two New York organizations devoted to urban history and culture.

Before too long you will be able to place a book order directly through the Furnace Press web site as well as locally in Tulsa. If you'd like to be notified when that web site is ready for orders, just send an email here.

Abandoned Tulsa
is one of three inaugural releases by Furnace.

The book will consists of color and black & white photographs (most of which are not on this blog), essays about the buildings, and a variety of archival material never before published. It also includes a special foreword written by Julia Solis, author of New York Underground: Anatomy of a City.

Sorry it's not in time for the holidays, but maybe in time for Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Whittier: post-demo

All that's now left is the empty lot at Lewis & I-244
and a memorial on the corner.


Whittier Elementary

This school was built in 1917 with an extension added in 1929. I took these photos this summer, before this school and Lowell Jr. High (see earlier entry) were demo'd. Both schools received improvements through the Works Progress Administration in the late 1930's.

WPA document courtesy
Tulsa Public School Archives


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