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McFarlin Building

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Architectural style  Florentine
Completed  1918
Floor count  5
Height  20 m
Floors  5
Client  Robert M. McFarlin
Town or city  Tulsa, Oklahoma
Owner  McFarlin Building LLC
Main contractor  Brussel Viterbo
Opened  1918
Architecture firm  Barnett, Haynes & Barnett
McFarlin Building

Address  5 E 5th St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA
Similar  Dawson School, Southwestern Bell Main Dial Build, Mayo Building, Oklahoma Natural Gas Com, Pierce Block

The McFarlin Building is a general office building on the northeast corner of Fifth Street and Main (Bartlett Square) in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The five-story building was built in 1918 for oilman Robert M. McFarlin, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a contributing property for the Oil Capital Historic District.

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Description

According to the Tulsa Preservation Commission, the McFarlin Building was constructed in Florentine style architecture, using a 19th Century style. It still retains the original red brick facade above the ground floor, and is decorated with three stone balconies, stylized lions and urns. It is topped by a wide cornice supported with Victorian brackets. TPC noted that the interior has been altered so substantially that it no longer retains its architectural integrity.

The image on this page was taken from the Fifth and Main intersection. In front of the McFarlin Building is the decorative fountain that is a feature of Bartlett Square.

Usage

The Halliburton-Abbott department store was the first tenant, but later moved to a larger building at Fifth and Boulder, and is now defunct.

Skaggs Drug Store occupied the ground floor during the 1950s.

A project to renovate the building for mixed retail and residential use was initiated in 2006. At the time, the building interior was said to be badly deteriorated. The ground floor facade has been changed several times, but has never lost its historical identity

National Register of Historic Places

The McFarlin Building was added to National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1979. It is listed under Category C. The NRIS number is 79002030.

References

McFarlin Building Wikipedia