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Oil Mansions Okmulgee is very uncommon. Steeped in history, Okmulgee is home to an eclectic mix of people, buildings, and cultures. Oilmen and money carved Okmulgee out of terra cotta and stone. The city boasts some of the finest architecture and architectural details in the state.

The style is reflected in the homes as well. Victorian details and wide porches distinguish some homes, while Craftsman bungalows line many streets. Oil played a big part in the houses of Okmulgee. Oil mansions dot the landscape. Some of the largest homes are gone, but others, steeped in grace and style, remain.

In the 1920s Okmulgee had more millionaires per capita than New York City.


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Historic Churches

Episcopal Church - Built in 1902, the building was originally the home of the Methodist Church and remained so until 1911, when it was purchased by the Episcopal Church for the sum of $2,000. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Okmulgee, OK Historic Churches


Okmulgee Library

The Okmulgee Public Library, organized in 1907 by a local women's civic organization, was incorporated in 1910, and became a department of the City in 1914. The present Library building, the result of $100,000 in bonds voted for library purposes, was dedicated May 27, 1922

Okmulgee, OK Historic Buildings

Orpheum Theatre

Entertainment came of age in Okmulgee as a result of oil money. Okmulgee was home to two Vaudeville theatres, one of which still stands today. The Orpheum Theatre has undergone renovation and features first run movies and special events today. The Cook Theatre was built by L.H.D. Cook (

Okmulgee, OK Historic Theatres

Historic Downtown - Severs Block

Springing up as a trading area around the Creek Council House, downtown Okmulgee grew by leaps and bounds in the early part of the Twentieth Century. The city boasts some of the finest architecture and architectural details in the state. The Servers Block was a testament to one of Okmulgee'

Okmulgee, OK Historic Districts

Creek Nation Tribal Complex

The Creek Nation Tribal Complex serves as the government headquarters for the Creek Nation including all divisions of tribal government.

Okmulgee, OK Ethnic Heritage

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LaQuinta Foster Mansion

Circa 1932. A 32 room Spanish-style mansion. ...

Mullendore Mansion

Listed on the register of historic homes...