|Location:||At 1623 Charles Page Blvd., Tulsa.|
All year Sat, Sun, 12-17.
|Fee:||Adults USD 5. |
|Address:||Linda Collier, 1623 Charles Page Blvd., Tulsa, Tel: +1-918-307-8412. E-mail:|
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|1920s||built as a chicken restaurant.|
|1997||purchased by Linda Collier.|
|JUL-2007||opened to the public.|
Despite the name, the Tulsa Cave House is not really a cave house. Built in the 1920s as a chicken restaurant, it is perched on a cliff face. Not the location makes it a caves house, but the weird architecture which resembles Flintstones cartoons and design studies. The walls look like natural rock faces, there are no right angles and weird edges. There is no real difference between walls and ceiling, it is all a single archlike and edgy wall face. Even the entrance door is strange, as it does not open to the side. like a normal door, but upwards, like the DeLorean's doors in Back to the Future.
The house is owned by Linda Collier, who purchased it in 1997, in a state of disrepair. The realtor refused to enter it, because of the bad state. Linda Collier went in alone and liked it from the first moment. She bought it, started to renovate it and planned to move in. But a spooky apparition of mad wind chimes convinced her not to move in. So she uses it as a workshop for her woodworking business and a quiet retreat for writing.
The house is famous among the locals, there are current visitors who ring at the door just to have a peek inside. And as renovation has taken a lot more time and money than Linda Collier thought, she decided to open it on weekends for visitors.