RIP-ROARIN' 'TULSEY' TOWN—(Picture No. 2)—One of the
earliest photographs of Tulsa's Main street In existence, was taken
in the eighties. Together with photo No. 1, it was brought to The
Tribune by R. H. Hall, Seattle, Wash., a son of H. C. Hall, whose
store was the first building on the right in the No. 2 picture. Hail
was in Tulsa this week visiting his mother, Mrs. H. C. Hall, 1320 S.
Carson ave, 95, and still active. Hall said the Frisco railway extended
about 100 yards farther to the right than shown in the photo and
there was a roundhouse there. So little traffic moved north of the
tracks that the railway hadn't even put in a crossing at Main street.
Photo No. 1, was taken in 1893, looking north on Main street, showing Jones Harness store at ihe left, with Gillette's Hardware store
next door. No. 3 was the old fire station, at 111 W. Second st., which
housed horse drawn fire equipment. No. 4 was the Robinson hotel,
still standing as a store building on the southwest corner of Third
and Main streets, but with another story added. It's builders were
thought to be reckless in building it so far South. No. 5 was Brown's
Furniture store, located at the present site of Renberg's, 311 S. Main
st It was a large store which later became Brown-Beene, then
Curtis-Brown. In 1924. it was occupied by Renberg's. The building
finishing touches were being applied. No 7 was the Tulsa Hospital
founded in 1905 by Dr. Lee Clinton in a stone home at Fifth Street
and Lawton avenue, on property now occupied by th« Tulsa City
Lines. The hospital, with 18 beds, filled a pressing need that year
due to a typhoid epidemic in the Glenpool area. The hospital was
originally built for a home by R. S. Waddell, a livery stable owner.
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