Storytellers

Historic Home Tour 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

10:00AM to 5:00PM

Brady Heights resident Steve Lugliani sits in a snowbank as a child at the corner of N. Denver Ave. and W. Jasper St. in an undated photograph. (Photo taken by Brian Parker © 2012).

Brady Heights resident Steve Lugliani sits in a snowbank as a child at the corner of N. Denver Ave. and W. Jasper St. in an undated photograph. (Photo taken by Brian Parker © 2012).


Tickets: Purchased on site at Centenary United Methodist Church, 631 N. Denver Ave.

  • $10 per person for guests 12 years of age and older.
  • Free admission for guests under 12 years of age.

Around ten (10) homes featured on tour, including multiple homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Theme of Storytelling invites current and former residents of Brady Heights Historic District and the surrounding communities to record their personal and family histories on video or audio recordings for future preservation, ensuring that the stories of the neighborhood live on into the future.


Since the neighborhood was established, thousands of people have called the Brady Heights Historic District home. These include some of the founding fathers of the City of Tulsa, displaced residents of the Greenwood District and Black Wall Street who were victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, Tulsans finding a place to call home after returning from World War II, members of the LGBTQ community who sought refuge in the neighborhood beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, and young professionals and their families who have purchased homes in the area to celebrate the recent revitalization of downtown Tulsa. The people of these different communities have the common ground of calling the same place home, and their stories are full of triumph, tragedy, healing, anger, humor, family, and all the other qualities which characterize humanity.

The design of homes in the Brady Heights Historic District also has a role in the stories that have been experienced over the years. With wide, welcoming porches, residents were and are able to call to each other and host informal gatherings. Detached garages provide an opportunity for neighbors to greet each other between the moment of parking a car and coming back into the home. With historic homes built primarily between 1900 and 1930, the built environment serves as a time capsule which tells a story of its own as well.