Earl Palmer Harwell and his wife Mary Keesee Harwell moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma the soon to be designated “Oil Capital of the World” in 1906 from Ovilla, Texas. They arrived one year after the Ida Glen oil well produced its first true gusher on November 22, 1905. In 1923, the Harwells chose to build their house in the Maple Ridge neighborhood among a stretch of homes known as Black Gold Row. The residence, located at 2210 South Main, would reflect the magic that oil had brought to Tulsa and the Harwell’s family. The stately mansion was said to be the only Collegiate Gothic-English Tudor Style home in Tulsa. The mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and over five arts organizations currently call it home.