TULSA — New renderings reveal a modern addition planned for Tulsa’s historic Church Studio .
The owners posted the images to Facebook Thursday. The pictures show the design of the new area being built south of the original building.
The original structure opened in 1915 as Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, catering to the working class citizens of the neighborhood now known as Studio Row. Tulsa music star Leon Russell bought the building in the spring of 1972. He turned it into a recording studio and made it the home of Shelter Records.
The Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.
Current owners, Ivan Acosta and Teresa Knox, plan to reopen Church Studio as a working recording studio, museum and event space. The project is expected to be finished later this year.
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