Century-old downtown Sinclair Building to get $15 million facelift after Ross Group purchase

30 Apr 2021


A revitalization is planned for a long underused and more than a century-old building in the heart of downtown Tulsa.

Locally based Ross Group has purchased the Sinclair Building, which was among Tulsa’s first skyscrapers when it opened in 1919. The company plans to invest at least $15 million into a refurbishing that will include apartments and commercial space, Ross Group’s Dave Friedland, project leader, said Thursday by phone.

“Frankly, it’s been vacant for so long,” he said. “The vacancy, you can feel it on Bartlett Square. It’s sad because there is so much public infrastructure there. The ability to kind of revitalize that space and have people walking around there again makes me excited to come to work every day.”

Ross Group, which, according to property records, bought the Sinclair Building for $4.7 million, has devoted itself to historic preservation for years.

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