Greenwood Historic District

Greenwood Commercial Historic District is comprised of the remaining historic commercial core of Greenwood, a collection of eleven buildings located northeast of downtown Tulsa, most of which date to the reconstruction of "Black Wall Street" following the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. 

An epicenter of African American entrepreneurship and wealth in the early 20th century, nearly 200 businesses were located along North Greenwood Avenue prior to the massacre, and many were rebuilt only to be destroyed once again during the age of Urban Renewal demolitions during the 1960s and 1970s.

PandD Studio worked on behalf of the Tulsa Preservation Commission to conduct a historic resources survey of the Greenwood area. The survey includes approximately 550 acres and catalogs nearly 460 individual resources. PandD Studio more recently completed a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Greenwood Commercial Historic District on behalf of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. The district is expected to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2021.


STATUS: In Progress

CLIENT: INCOG, Tulsa Historic Preservation Commission, and The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce