Maple Ridge - Tulsa, OK
Maple Ridge is a historic district in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is bounded by the Inner Dispersal Loop (Hwy 51) on the north, Hazel Boulevard on the south, Peoria Avenue on the east, and the Midland Valley Railroad right of way on the west. The northern portion of the district, between 15th Street and 21st Street, has been zoned with Historic Preservation Overlay Zoning by the City of Tulsa and is called North Maple Ridge.
One of the largest historic areas in Tulsa, Maple Ridge encompasses many residential subdivisions beginning with the Southside Addition, platted in 1907. Entrepreneur Grant C. Stebbins was one of the developers and built his own home there in 1915. Although residential construction spans nearly thirty years, Maple Ridge's north, central, south, and southwest sectors are contiguous and similar in style and scale.
Large lots and homes were governed by the state's first subdivision regulations. However, nearly every combination of architectural styles imaginable is represented. The north neighborhood is the oldest and is largely made up of two-story brick and clapboarded mansions dating from approximately 1912.
The central sector is a later and larger version of the northern mansions. The south and southwest sectors date from the late 1920s through the early 1930s with smaller two-story brick bungalows, Spanish stuccos, and adaptations of classical styles.
Architectural styles appearing in the MRHD include Italianate, Georgian Revival, Neo-Classical Revival, Federal and Colonial styles, Gothic, Tudor, Jacobethan, several Prairie styles, Bungalows and Cottage.
The former home of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Skelly is in the MRHD. The Skellys bought the house at 2107 Madison Avenue in 1923. Skelly's widow, Gertrude, donated the house and its furnishings to the University of Tulsa (TU) in 1957. TU sold the house to private owners in 1959, then repurchased it in 2012. It is now designated as Skelly House and serves as the home of the TU president. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Maple Ridge is in the heart of the Midtown area of Tulsa. It's close to everything while still retaining that intimate feel of a neighborhood where you actually know and enjoy your neighbors. With quick and easy access to downtown, Brookside, Cherry Street, A Gathering Place, and Tulsa's extensive trails system; there are always more places to discover and enjoy.
Detailed plans for A Gathering Place for Tulsa, a world-class park and recreation area imagined and funded primarily by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, were unveiled in 2013.
Groundbreaking on the new park kicked off in late 2014 with the 66-acre phase 1 scope completed in late 2018. Maple Ridge Neighborhood borders the majority of the Eastern park boundary which means that this world-class space will be only a short walk away for most of Maple Ridge.