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Located at the southern end of the IDL, the Cathedral District boasts a rich combination of faith, life, business, and culture while focusing on being collaborative and visionary. by MICHELE CHIAPPET TA photos by MARC RAINS

Tulsa is one of those big little cities — small enough where you can run into familiar faces pretty regularly, while still offering plenty of city-minded arts, shopping and dining. One way Tulsa makes the most of its big little city flavor is the many unique neighborhood districts that visitors and denizens alike can explore. The most recent district to receive an official designation is the Cathedral District. Located at the southern end of downtown Tulsa, the newly christened district is bordered by Detroit Avenue, Sixth Street, Denver Avenue, and 14th Street. Within its borders are six historic churches, the downtown campus of Tulsa Community College (TCC), and a variety of large and small businesses. Once busy and vibrant, the Cathedral District has struggled in recent decades due to urban renewal projects that turned old buildings into

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asphalt parking lots as well as the loss of businesses during Tulsa’s lean times. Though it includes a portion of historic Route 66, you almost wouldn’t have known it in recent years. Like many a city, Tulsa has had its challenges in finding ways to revitalize itself to draw people in from the suburbs during the evenings and on weekends. And the Cathedral District neighborhood is no different. In 2015, though, this trend began to change. A team of volunteers, consisting of interested citizens, local businesspeople and others, came together to discuss and pursue ways to invigorate their neighborhood. Thus, the Cathedral District was officially born, with the goal of drawing in more visitors and new businesses, and to bring about the kind of revitalization that has helped put the Blue Dome District and the Tulsa Arts District on the map.

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