REAL ESTATE: Prairie Skyscraper

The town of Bartlesville (pop. 21,000), at the foot of the Osage Hills in northeastern Oklahoma, is famed as the site of Oklahoma's first commercial oil well. On display last week at the International

MODEL OF PRICE TOWER Below the backbone, a pinwheel.

Petroleum Exposition in Tulsa was a 10-ft.-high model of an 18-story office and apartment building that will give citizens of Bartlesville something new to boast about. The skyscraper, designed by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright,* will be built for Bartlesville by Booster Harold C. (for Charles) Price, wealthy builder of oil and gas pipelines (including the Big Inch and...

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