She’s life-size and elevated
so that her fingers are about 10 feet in the air.
Aren’t iPhones wonderful? A camera built into a phone…
Edward Buehler Delk (1885–1956), a Kansas City architect,
was hired in 1926 by oilman Waite Phillips to design an Italian
Renaissance villa on 23 acres in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This impressive home was completed in 1927.
Friends say that the Phillipses built the villa as a place where
their two children could entertain friends. When they moved in,
daughter Helen was sixteen, son Elliott was ten.
In 1938 Waite Phillips surprised Tulsans with the announcement of
his gift of the 72-room mansion and surrounding 23 acres as
an art center for the city of Tulsa.
Philbrook is now one of America’s finest art museums.
The integrity of the original residence remains intact
while later additions to the facility and gardens
complete this classic Tulsa attraction.