Distinctly Deco – DecoDrinks Combines Local Sources with Global Inspiration

Alex Coffey making tea

From the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church to the Philcade, Tulsans are familiar with the influence of Art Deco on the architecture downtown. The design movement’s popularity intersected with an oil industry boom in the early 1900s, resulting in Tulsa’s high concentration of Art Deco-inspired architecture. What’s perhaps lesser known is that the Art Deco movement borrowed inspiration from a variety of aesthetics and cultures with the intent of creating a modern unified theme.

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