Monday, August 3, 2009

Historic Riverview Neighborhood in Tulsa Oklahoma


Historic Riverview Neighborhood in Tulsa - My husband and I live in the home in which he was born and has lived the past 54 years -- at 19th and Cheyenne in the Riverview Neighborhood – our actual subdivision is Buena Vista. To the right is a photo of "our casa."

Our Riverview Association is very active. Our Riverview neighborhood consists of four historic districts: Carlton Place, Buena Vista, Stone Breaker Heights and Riverview.


We recently were accepted in the National Register of Historic Places, and now display a lovely plaque on our front porch, reading, “THIS PROPERTY LIES WITHIN THE HISTORIC BUENA VISTA PARK DISTRICT OF RIVERVIEW and HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR – PLATTED 1908. Our home was built in 1915 and is one of the few with Spanish-style architecture.

Tulsa has fourteen historic districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places which showcase the variety and appeal of Tulsa’s residential architecture and historical neighborhood development. Our National Register Districts are some of the most sought-after places to live in Tulsa.

Historic Riverview Neighborhood is a Historic Tulsa Neighborhood featuring diverse architecture, the Council Oak Tree, Route 66, Tulsa Riverparks, McBirney Mansion, Dresser Mansion, Spotlight Theater, Ambassador Hotel and Sophian Plaza. The Riverview neighborhood derived its name from the Riverview Elementary Public School that was located at 512 W 12th. The school was demolished in 1975.
  • Architecture - The Riverview neighborhood boasts some excellent examples of Craftsman Style bungalows (in abundance), Art Deco, Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Neo Classical, Prairie, Eclectic Prairie, Mediterranean, Spanish Eclectic and Queen Anne styles.

  • Living Choices - Riverview also has myriad apartment and condominium choices for those looking for Uptown living, a river view, quite neighborhood or spectacular downtown views: Liberty Towers, The Olympian, University Club Tower, and historic the Sophian Plaza to name just a few.
  • Entertainment - Riverview includes the SOBO district located at 18th and Boston famous for its vibrant night life. Clubs include Rehab Lounge, 1740, Sax and Mercury.

  • Local Restaurants - Dalessandro's and Boston's and local coffee house Doubleshots. Also visit the Chalkboard restaurant in the Ambassador Hotel in Uptown at 14th and Main. Local Parks Veterans' Park at 21st and Boulder has soccer fields, baseball diamonds, play equipment and splash pad. Many events are held in the large park each year.

  • Council Oak/Stickball Park located at 18th and Cheyenne is the home of the historic council oak of the Lochapoka indigenous peoples filled with plantings native to Tulsa. Riverparks along the banks of the Arkansas River has miles of running, walking and biking trails.
To see homes for sale in Riverview, Maple Ridge, Terwilleger Heights and other areas of midtown Tulsa, search Chinowth & Cohen Realtors’ web site. Please call me if you are shopping for a home in midtown Tulsa -- I LIVE here! 918-852-5036!

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