Frank and Jane Phillips House

1107 SE Cherokee Ave., Bartlesville, Oklahoma


By David Marshall - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,



Street View 


When oil baron Frank Phillips built this home, his was a lonely mansion on an oil-soaked prairie. Phillips had the streets around his house paved and streetlights installed. The Greek Revival home was decorated with Filipino mahogany. The grounds were planted in American elms and red cedars. Gracious living was set to begin. As Phillips' bank account grew, so did his trees. On summer evenings the founder of Phillips Petroleum would fling open the french door of the mansion, letting the sound of the cicadas and mockingbirds in the branches of the young trees float into the house and mix with the human voices inside... -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS OK-62)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 1975
Reference number
NR name
Phillips, Frank and Jane, House
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Industry; Social History; Architecture
Levels of significance
State; Local
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Street furniture/object; Horticulture facility
Current function
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1908; 1917; 1930
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing structures: 4
Contributing objects: 1
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • February 7, 2018: New photo from Bill Eichelberger