Back in the ‘30s, this part of Tulsa was still out of town – with wagon tracks still visible in the area. It grew from a few shops and small houses to a popular shopping area along Peoria with charming homes tucked behind the shops that line both sides of the busy street. Exact boundaries are fluid – particularly on the south end which is commercial all the way to I-44 – but the heart of Brookside is Peoria from 31st to 41st Streets.
Tulsa old-favorite buildings include the Brook, now a restaurant; it was once a popular movie theater. Senor Tequila was originally Brookside Drug. Joseph Koberlin designed the City Veterinary Clinic in 1942 and the KJRH-TV building in 1956, both in classic Art Deco Streamline-style
The area now features interesting shops, good restaurants and Ida Red, where you can get all things Oklahoma. Don’t miss the little orange building – Weber’s – where you can get a great root beer float made from an over-a-century-old family recipe. Top it off with a burger and you’re good to go!