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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Villa Philbrook Historic Photos

Parts of the Villa Philbrook remain almost unchanged today from it's construction in the roaring 1920's.  Recent pictures can be found by clicking here.
There was a display of the historic photos in the Library so I snapped a few photos.

 The Library has dark walnut paneled walls and a large green marble fireplace and red oak on the floor.  The chandelier is a globe suspended from the sloped beamed ceiling with a map by Leonardo da Vinci.  

 The breakfast room featured a small fountain in the window and the floors were marble.

 The living room had large scale couches and chairs over a teak wood floor.

 The music room had a white grand piano and a harp

The formal dining room originally had this ceiling, but was changed out to a simpler one by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the room was set with simpler colonial pieces.

 The kitchen, modern for 1926, appears pretty stark compared to the rest of the house.  I like the large stainless steel sink.  The kitchen was removed when the family moved out and the house became a museum.

The Santa Fe room as it appeared in the 1920's.

The sun porch was an addition to the home in 1931.  I love the large drum ottomans.  The porch was glassed in when the estate became a museum.

 This is the sun room and the ballroom.  The large plush rug could be rolled up to reveal a glass tile dance floor complete with changing color lights for a roaring 20's party.

 The view across the formal garden hasn't changed much.  It is still beautiful.

I like to compare the historic photos to the ones of the mansion today.  It was pretty inspiring architecture and style for a single family home in Tulsa Oklahoma in the 1920's.


  1. Wow! That would be some miniature project!

    1. Hi Janice,
      I have a lot of dollhouse furniture from the 1920's & 1930's and building a house in this style is on my list of things to do! Thanks for the comment - Troy

  2. Wonderful photos and great historical settings! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Nice photos, Villa are very attractive and luxury for visitor.

    Aldrich Mendal
    Floridrida villas

  4. OK I have to look into this more, who built it etc. Wow! Not sure about those DAR ladies taste though... CM