|About||Historic Beacon Building for Lease - Single Offices to Full Floor Available|
Over the past 93 years, the Beacon building has served as a symbol of success. Developed by oilman and philanthropist Waite Phillips, the Beacon has harbored many notable companies and endowed one of America's finest art museums - The Philbrook. The Beacon remains a prominent structure offering tenants modern day upgrades and amenities to navigate today's business landscape. For leasing information, visit www.beacontulsa.com.
Architecture & History:
Located in the Oil Capital Historic District, the nine-story, tri-part tall Beacon Building at 406 South Boulder Avenue occupies the southwest corner of the intersection of South Boulder Avenue and West 4th Street. The rectangular building has a two-story limestone base, a six-story brick shaft, and a one-story terra cotta cap on the north and east elevations. The base has a round-arched arcaded round/mezzanine level with ornate keystones, pilasters, and cartouches. Historic multi-pane fixed windows fill the arcaded openings on the first story. A dentil course and Venetian wave banding cap the stone base. These ornamental details reflect the Beaux Arts stylistic treatment. The brick shaft has full-height pilasters of alternating widths and terra cotta capitals with ornate volutes. Pilasters flanking the paired single-pane fixed windows at the terra cotta cap bear shield and swag motifs. The building has a heavy cornice with dentil courses, modillions, and egg and dart banding. A parapet with a balustrade extends above the roofline. The east elevation contains the three recessed entryways. Above each entry is a large metal canopy ornamented with acanthus leaf bands. The unadorned brick wall of the south and west elevations contain regular patterns of punched openings with cast stone sills and single-pane fixed windows with tinted glass.
The building bore five different names over its first decade, reflecting businesses that came and went. Its current title came two years after the Beacon Life Insurance Co. placed a sym