Monday, December 22, 2008

Our Money Pit

Just north of Downtown Tulsa, located in Tulsa's "first neighborhood" Brady Heights, sits the Gregory Money Pit. It is surrounded by similar American Four Squares, a few Craftsman Styles and a sprinkling of Victorian Revivals.
From territorial days until the 1920s Brady Heights was an important part of the then fashionable north side of Tulsa. Young professional businessmen and oil men, such as G.Y. Vandever, I.S. Minks and "Diamond Joe" Wilson, owned homes here. The area derives its name from W. Tate Brady, a pioneer Tulsa developer and entrepreneur. He was Oklahoma's first Democratic National committeeman, and he built the Cain's Ballroom and the now extinct Brady Hotel.
On June 27, 1980, the lobbying effort of local residents was rewarded when Brady Heights became the first historic district in Tulsa to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  1. All I can say is you are incredible for your efforts in the historic preservation of your great structure in Brady Heights. Our family lives in a craftsman bungalow close to downtown in the Maple Ridge/Cherry Street area. Although it is a challenge to keep up an older home,the rewards of having a charming, architectural gem are given back many times over. The common bond we have with our neighbors sharing the same feelings are truly unique for todays trends of modern suburban structures. Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing your progess.

    Mike Dragoo

  2. Ya'll are doing a great job! It is a lot of work, but it will beautiful when you are done.
    Keep up the hard work, it is great being able to see your progress!


  3. Just to let you know we are on the same page on Denver. We have ripped out four rooms, insulated, re-wired, and sheet rocked and have four more to go. Keep your heads up and watch out for the ceiling just in case! Our dining room ceiling came down all at once - now that was something!

    Brandy and Robin

  4. Howdy Neighbor! Great Job on the Blog!