Frank Phillips Home
1107 Cherokee Avenue,
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Experience the sumptuous town residence of oil baron Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company. Although the house itself is beautiful and ornate with rich imported Philippine mahogany, handcrafted molded ceilings, and Waterford crystal chandeliers, it is the original furnishings left by the Phillips family that make this tour an experience to remember.
Nestled among the family heirlooms you will find a painting by John Singer Sargent, a Tiffany lamp, unique turn-of-the-Century jigsaw puzzles, exquisite handmade needle point chair and ottoman coverings done by Jane Phillips, and much more! Preserved by the Oklahoma Historical Society, this National Register Historic Site reflects the lifestyle of one of Oklahoma's greatest oil barons. Don't miss this historical treasure!
The graceful lines of the Neo-Classical mansion, known as the Frank Phillips Home, were designed by Walton Everman, a local Bartlesville architect. The exterior design of the home was modeled after the Greek revival style with tall white columns that span two of the three stories. Spacious porches, mottled pink brick walls and a tiled roof with dormer windows add to the Grecian style. The corners of the brick walls were highlighted with flat blocks of white sawn limestone creating a distinct pattern (Oilman, Wallis, 102). The interior was crafted with beautiful Filipino mahogany wood used throughout the home for the paneling, staircase, banisters, crown molding and trim. Ten-karat gold bathroom fixtures, Waterford Crystal chandeliers and Tiffany lamps help to adorn this beautiful home. In 1930, the home was remodeled and enlarged, creating a total of twenty-six rooms, by American born, Dutch architect Edward Buehler Delk. The Oklahoma Historical Society preserves the Frank Phillips Home very much as it was during the lifetime of Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company, and his wife Jane. The home is a testimony of the family life of one of the legends of the Oklahoma oil industry.
Home tours on Wednesday through Friday will be scheduled at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, tours will run at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Closed to the public on Sun, Mon, Tues and Holidays.
Directors Tour Wed-Fri 9 a.m. (reservations are required for this special tour), a special “behind-the-scenes” Director’s tour will be offered. The basement of the Home, originally used as a laundry and extra cooking area, will be included as well as the Garden Cottage, where guests will be served refreshments at the end of this special tour.
Adults 12 to 64 $7.50
Seniors 65 plus $6.50
Children 4 to 11 $5.00
Under 4 free
Special Directors Tour: by reservation only
9:00 am Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Members of the Friends of the Frank Phillips Home Organization still receive free admission if they show their membership card.