Dresser Mansion is one of several historic homes in the neighborhood built by wealthy individuals who made it rich in the booming oil industry during the early 20th century. It was built by its namesake, Carl Dresser, in 1920 when he was just 29 years old. Dresser's family business, Dresser Industries, manufactures and sells a variety of products that support the oil industry, including a pipeline coupling that Dresser invented and is still used today. The mansion is also significant for its stucco construction and Spanish-Eclectic style architecture. Interesting features include an asymmetrical facade, arches, and a terra-cotta roof. Inside, the house features textured walls hand glazed by Italian artisans, various colored tile flooring, a beamed ceiling in the living room, and many other decorative elements. Dresser Mansion is currently a popular wedding and event venue.
Backstory and Context
"History." Dresser Mansion. Accessed August 9, 2019. https://www.dressermansion.com/history.
Savage, Cynthia. "Dresser, Carl K. House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. June 2, 2000. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/31261169-864c-4b7b-8a80-e367bccf528d.
Photo: Tulsa Preservation Commission