Tulsa Fire Alarm Building

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Tulsa Fire Alarm Building was built in 1931 by architect Frederick V. Kershner. The historic Art building served as a central reporting station for the Tulsa Fire Department. The fireman in the building would alert the fire station closet to the fire. What I like most about the building is the front door that depicts a half-naked male figure holding a Gamewell alarm tape.  The recurring theme on the front facade is a double-headed dragon.  By 1986 Tulsa Development Authority wanted to sell the building to the Firefighters Union for a museum, but they were unable to raise money. By 2015 the building was sold to a private organization to turn the building into a museum that would display a collection of firefighter memorabilia.

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