Saturday, November 14, 2020

Nomenclature

 

Over on one of the Tulsa history groups, someone seems to have their undies in a minor wad over the term "Brookside". Seems they take umbrage over the label as there is no particular street named "Brookside" , hence, to them, rendering the handle invalid.

 

Well...

 

"Brookside" is an area. Peoria is a street. Peoria is the main thoroughfare through Brookside; the main artery and division of the enclave if you will. "Brookside" extends from about 31st Street South to I 44, and includes approximately 6 to 8 blocks on either / both side[s] of Peoria.

If one is navigating towards Brookside, for whatever reason, one will undoubtedly traverse Peoria Avenue. But you are still heading to "Brookside". One could cruise Brookside, or cruise Peoria. Or even cruise 'the Ribbon'. The activity would be the same, in the same area, using the same road. And even if one is on Peoria, if you find yourself between 31st and I44, you are in Brookside.

 

As for the origin of the name, Nancy over at TulsaGal.net has the explanation.

 

"Brookside" is a somewhat loosely defined area. Peoria is a particular street, that passes through Brookside for a couple of miles.

 

There.

 

You're welcome.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

41st and Peoria looking south...


41st and Peoria, looking south from the northbound lane. Looks like maybe a 73-5 MonteCarlo coming at the photographer and an early 70s Mopar in the gas station parking lot? What do YOU see?

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Paula says...

" I got my learners permit summer of 74. Naturally, I wanted to "go for a drive" as soon as I got home from the license bureau.  My older sister Judy agreed to go along. Naturally, Dad said "Don't go down to Brookside!" So, naturally, that was the first place we went.
It was great! At least until I , naturally, rear-ended another car whilst gawking...
Busted.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

More Peoria Pictures...

YrHmblHst regularly scours the dusty, obscure and off the beaten track corners of the WWW looking for information on our favourite street in Tulsa. Imagine my surprise when I found these marvelous images on a tumblr emanating from England; the fame of the Restless Ribbon has spanned the Atlantic!
No notations were given other than they are from the summer of 1979. They are fantastic - enjoy!














Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Don shared a photo...

               Don from the Early V8 Ford club just shared this photo with YrHmbHst.

What a great picture! Appears to be looking south on Peoria at 41st St. Undoubtedly, the fellow leaning in the 58 Chevy talking to a couple of lovely young ladies just hopped off the front of his own car parked in the Safeway parking lot. In front of the BelAir is a sweet 53 to 55 Ford F100, and in front of that a 67 Impala. C&F Racing's building would be right 'above' the roof of the pickup. Next to the truck appears to be an Oldsmobile StarFire.

But look at the car on the left of the photo whose passenger is mugging for the camera; that appears to be a 70 AMC Rebel MACHINE...very cool and very rare automobile.

Anyone here have any more info on the photo? Any other observations?

Thanx for sharing Mr D.