Former Tulsa boys home now registered as historic place

TULSA, Okla. — The former Tulsa Boys Home in midtown Tulsa is now on the national register of historic places.

The former boys home near 8th and Quincy was established nearly one hundred years ago in 1927.

For 50 years, it was home to homeless and troubled boys before the group relocated to Sand Springs.

The site was later turned into the Laura Dester site but has been vacant for years.

Being on the national register of historic places means the area now qualifies for a *historic tax credit*. Method group, a local architecture firm is planning to renovate the vacant buildings into a mixture of retail office and apartment space.

There’s no timeline on when work will begin at this time.