The Miller District is a very unique development within Oklahoma City with beautiful Tudor Revivals and Craftsman Bungalows. You can find this quaint little neighborhood between the streets of NW 10th – NW 16th and May.
It was first acquired in 1890 by Luke Ellison. He paid $200 for the 160 acres now known as the Miller Boulevard Addition. The land was then traded and pass around by many until George & Nellie Miller obtained it in 1901. Four years after they purchased it, they platted the area for the first time and named the streets after some of their family members (Linn, Ross, and May).
In 1915, The Millers decided it was time to build a larger home for their growing family. They had outgrown their home on the north side of NW 10th. They chose a parcel of land in the neighborhood that had 11 acres, was high on a hill, and in the southwest corner. They decided to stray from the Craftsman style and build a Neo-Classical home. They later added these tall, beautiful white columns to the front verandah. This home is still standing today. It became famous for being the home of one of Oklahoma City’s first developers and is known as the Miller Mansion.
This neighborhood is George and Nellie Miller’s legacy. Their love for distinctive architecture still lives in the community today.
I had the opportunity to stay in a precious bungalow (Airbnb) while my Dad came to visit from San Diego. It was absolutely stunning. Craftsman homes have never been my style, but after staying in this one for a week, I can confidently say that I wouldn’t mind owning one now.
‘Til next time,