Can your walls talk?

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HGTV is putting together a new season of "If Walls Could Talk". The producers contacted me because they are looking for owners of homes in Tulsa with interesting histories.

Have you renovated a historic home and made startling discoveries? If so, we want to talk with you.

For the new season of If Walls Could Talk, Home & Garden Television is looking for energetic homeowners who have dramatic stories to tell about their historic homes.

If Walls Could Talk explores the man homes across the country that have intriguing pasts, and profiles passionate homeowners who make surprising historical discoveries while researching and restoring their homes.

If you want to participate, send an e-mail as soon as possible to Jaime Levi of High Noon Entertainment at with the following info: Year and style of home; historic discoveries found in the home and on the property (artifacts, architectural features, etc.); brief history of the home; names and ages of people living in the home; and contact info -- name, daytime phone number and/or e-mail address.


susan said:

See if they have coverd Philbrook (the part that was the original home). It is an interesting historical home that was given to the City of Tulsa. When you see the organ and piano that no one is now allowed to play, my grandmother was asked to play for events a long time ago. That room looks over the beautiful garden. My grandmother was a well known musician and she was one of the founders of Tulsa Opera. Her name was honored at their 50th anniversary in their special 50th celebration book Tulsa Opera made. She loved playing the Steinway in her home and before Tulsa Opera had their own place to practice, opera singers from New York or around the U.S. would come to her home and she would play her Steinway as they practiced. Neighbors used to love to sit out on their front porches and listen to her play and sing. The house has a beautiful real mahogany fireplace in perfect condition, original long chimes that rang when the doorbell was rung. Instead of the same level, this house has different levels where you step up to the living room, step up to the dining room which is unique. The bedroom has a real cedar closet and lots of built in storage space with a unique architectural design from the 30's. The kitchen cabinets are see through so you can display your china in a beautiful way. The kitchen nook is also unique in design. It has the original pedestal with the original tile in the bathroom. It has the original bell where you could ring to another building behind the house that people called servant's quarter but they used it for an extra room where their boys stayed and it had a shower and bathroom in that room too. That building still has the orignal windows. They have a victorian chair in their living room which is gorgeous and a really interesting rocking chair that is an antique. If they would like to see the house, they can contact me at my e-mail address which you know.

Another historical home that was given to the City of Tulsa is the little house next to Gilcrease Museum where Thomas Gilcrease lived with his young wife. You would think with all of his money he would have built a bigger kitchen for entertaining. It has the wrap around front porch and the garden where you can imagine
sitting on the front porch that long ago and looking out and having that much peace and quiet with all that land! H. Stuart is a big donor to the Gilcrease property where on the other side you can walk down the rock steps and there are examples of how indians lived (at least they used to have that there) and a nice pond with a great place to sit and rest. If you want to take your kids for a nice walk, this is a great place there is much to explore there.

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