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Historic fire station for sale in Tulsa

Posted at 6:59 PM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 19:59:56-04

TULSA - A historic Art Deco fire station in Tulsa is up for grabs.

The station built in the early 30s on Charles Page Boulevard sat empty for decades, but was put on the market Friday.

Now the owners are on the hunt to find the right buyer to preserve its history.

Tulsa Fire Station No. 13 sits along South 41st West Avenue, but just a few blocks over is the original Fire Station No. 13 built by Tulsa architect A.J. Love in 1931.

"This building has been used primarily for storage for at least 20 years," said John Beasley, Realtor with Exit Realty. "So, it has not had electrical, water, those sort of things in at least 15 years."

Beasley said potential buyers have several ideas for what they want the building to be used for, but the owners have the architecture and historical significance as their number one priority.

"One of the things that motivated the current owners who have held this property since 1964 is the preservation of this building," Beasley said.

Beasley said it’s going to need a lot of TLC to bring it back to life.  

While Beasley showed the property, many people drove by hoping for a peak inside.

"I always thought it would be nice to have a house built inside," said Lisette Carlson.

Carlson believes the architecture is what makes it special.

"That’s the gorgeous part of it and then station 13 and it’s just really interesting," said Carlson.

"I have no doubt that the exterior is going to be preserved for many, many years to come," Beasley said.

Beasley hopes the purchase of the property will also bring revitalization to Charles Page Boulevard.

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