Frank Phillips Home
This 26 room mansion was designed in the Neo-Classical style in 1909 by Walton Everman for the founder of Phillips Petroleum, Frank Phillips and his wife, Jane. It was one of the first "oil money" mansions in Oklahoma. The Phillips' taste is reflected in the rich patina of imported woods, marble and damask wall coverings. Among their favorite rooms were the Library and Sun-room, where Jane played bridge and Frank held business meetings. In the new marble bathrooms created for them in 1930 during a half-million dollar remodel by noted Kansas City architect, Edward Buchler Delk, Jane selected a hand-painted mirrored ceiling and gold fixtures, while Frank had a barber chair installed in his for a daily shave. As it existed when occupied by the Phillips family, the mansion had an understated elegance and dignity. Today, the stately home retains those qualities with the original furnishings and accessories. It provides a rare look into this important phase of the rich history of Bartlesville and Oklahoma. The brick six-bay garage at the rear of the home contains an award-winning interpretive exhibit, "Frank and Jane Phillips, Oklahoma Oil Pioneers" and a museum shop. The home is owned and operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. The last tour begins at 4pm. The second Sunday of each month is special at the Home. Tour guides are dressed in period clothing and there is always a special event to surprise and delight our guests. Groups of 15 or more, please call to make arrangements.
Also open the second Sunday of each month from 1-4pm. Other Sundays available by advance reservations. Closed on holidays.
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